ERIC Number: ED335570
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990-Feb
The Relationship between the Perceived Level of Organizational Support for Families and Spouse Satisfaction with Military Life. Technical Report 874.
Bowen, Gary L.; Neenan, Peter A.
This study examined the relationship of satisfaction with the perceived level of organizational support for families and overall satisfaction with military life among civilian spouses of Army members. The report is based on an analysis of the responses of 2,814 Army spouses of the 1985 Department of Defense Survey of Military Spouses. The relationship of satisfaction with perceived organizational support for families to overall satisfaction with the military as a way of life was analyzed for four categories of Army spouses: spouses without children married to enlisted members; spouses with children married to enlisted members; spouses without children married to officers; and spouses with children married to officers. The findings strongly suggested the presence of a positive and significant relationship between overall satisfaction with the perceived organizational support for families and overall level of satisfaction with the military as a way of life. This relationship held across all four categories of respondents, even when selected subdomains of satisfaction pertinent to the military way of life were held constant. Rather than showing a uniform pattern across the four subgroups of respondents, the independent variable explained a greater proportion of the variance in the dependent variable for civilian spouses of officers with children than for the other groups. (Author/ABL)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Army Research Inst. for the Behavioral and Social Sciences, Alexandria, VA.
Authoring Institution: Research Triangle Inst., Research Triangle Park, NC.
Note: For related documents, see CG 023 561-565.