Accession Number : ADP004077

Title :   Psychosocial Factors Affecting the Health and Well-Being of Women in the Army: A Pilot Study.

Corporate Author : WALTER REED ARMY INST OF RESEARCH WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Knudson,K. H. M. ; Alva,I.

Report Date : DEC 1983

Pagination or Media Count : 7

Abstract : While the predicted relationship between achievement conflicts and general well being was not found, a very low degree of general well being for the sample of women in the study was evident. Whether this low psychological well being is related to: (1) the personalities of women coming into the Army, (2) the environment of the particular Army post on which the study was conducted, or (3) other factors, can only be conjectured at this time. Achievement conflicts did relate to job satisfaction among the women in nontraditional units with higher achievement conflicts relating to lower job satisfaction. However, this relationship only approached significance. Also, more than two-thirds of the individual and overall samples expressed moderate to high satisfaction with the Army which leads us to speculate that Army women may have high job satisfaction in spite of the achievement conflicts they may experience in nontraditional units. But, further research will be required to delineate the exact nature of the relationship of these variables.

Descriptors :   *Military psychology, *Women, Army, Army personnel, Conflict, Job satisfaction, Symposia

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE