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ERIC Number: ED335569
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1989-Nov
Pages: 36
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The Relationship of Family Satisfaction to Satisfaction with the Military Way of Life among Soldiers. Technical Report 864.
Bowen, Gary L.
This study investigated the relationship between soldiers' satisfaction with the environment for families in the Army and satisfaction with the military way of life. The report is based on a secondary analysis of the responses of a stratified random sample of 9,198 Army personnel, a sample that participated in the 1985 Department of Defense Worldwide Survey of Officer and Enlisted Personnel. The importance of satisfaction with the environment for families to overall satisfaction with the military way of life was examined separately for officers and enlisted participants from six household types: single; single parent; married to a military spouse with no children; married to a military spouse with children; married to a civilian spouse with no children; and married to a civilian spouse with children. The results suggest that satisfaction with the environment for families in the Army was a significant predictor of overall satisfaction for 4 of the 12 sample subgroups: enlisted members married to other military members with no children; enlisted members married to other military members with children; enlisted members married to civilian spouses with children; and officers married to civilian spouses with children. In each case, the results supported the major prediction of the research: the more satisfaction members have with the environment for families in the Army, the greater the satisfaction with the military way of life. (Author/ABL)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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Language: English
Sponsor: Army Research Inst. for the Behavioral and Social Sciences, Alexandria, VA.
Authoring Institution: Research Triangle Inst., Research Triangle Park, NC.
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Note: For related documents, see CG 023 561-565.