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ERIC Number: ED546553
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 101
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: 978-1-2676-7398-5
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Deployments, Stress, and Soldiers' Academic Performance
Perot, Mindy
ProQuest LLC, Ph.D. Dissertation, TUI University
This study focused on identifying whether certain factors affected the academic performance of Soldiers attending an Army educational institution. Academic performance was measured by the grade percentile average of the participant upon the completion of their course of enrollment. Factors that were considered within the study through self-reported data within a questionnaire were months of deployment, stress category, age, marital status, and gender. Pearson's Correlation and hierarchical multiple regression were used to analyze whether or not any of the predictor variables indicated a statistically significant relationship to Soldiers' academic performance or amongst variables to indicate a relationship for consideration and further investigation. The participants in the study included 240 students attending the Combined Logistics Captains Career Courses (CLC3) at the Army Logistics University (ALU), Fort Lee, Virginia of which 169 responded. The results of this study indicated that there was not a statistically significant relationship among deployment months and stress and academic performance. Despite there was no significant relationship amongst deployment months and stress and academic performance data collected within this study could possibly influence policies and practices within ALU and other Army educational institutions. In addition, the data could influence future strategies that outline the strategic path to improve and enhance training, education, and leader development. In reviewing current policy and strategic documentation, it was found that these documents are not deeply considerate of the variables considered within this study. The theoretical importance of this study is that an understanding of the effects of months deployed and stress along with considering age, marital status, and gender on Soldiers academic performance needs to be investigated to gain a better and more thorough understanding. The current requirements and actions of today's Soldier could have an impact on their academic performance ultimately affecting their ability to develop professionally. Through previous research conducted, it appears that Soldiers quite possibly suffer and are affected by invisible wounds; statistics indicate an 11-20 percentile suffer. Issues that Soldiers suffer with may not be fully understood and appear to not be considered by the internal Army Training community. It is vital to the professional development of Soldiers that the internal Army Training communities understand and consider the affects of deployments on Soldiers academic performance within training environments with the same degree as colleges and universities in recent years. [The dissertation citations contained here are published with the permission of ProQuest LLC. Further reproduction is prohibited without permission. Copies of dissertations may be obtained by Telephone (800) 1-800-521-0600. Web page: http://www.proquest.com/en-US/products/dissertations/individuals.shtml.]
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Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Doctoral Dissertations
Education Level: Adult Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Virginia