The Identification and Magnitude Estimation of Stressors in a Selected Military Population at One Training Command

Date of Award

Spring 4-1993

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Science (MS)

Department

Community & Environmental Health

Program/Concentration

Community Health Education

Committee Director

Gregory H. Frazer

Committee Member

John L. Echternach

Committee Member

S. William Berg

Call Number for Print

Special Collections LD4331.C48 M55

Abstract

The purpose of this study was to identify the most stressful aspects of being a student at a military training command. ·Forty students listed the significant stressors that they encounter at the training command. This list was reviewed and consolidated into a stressor rating questionnaire with 16 stressors. A convenience sample of 86 students rated the stressors. In the second part of the study, the students rated the stressors on a scale of "0 to 1000". The study revealed that the most significant stressors for students were absence of family and friends, uncertainty about their future, dealing with instructor's attitudes, too much emphasis on testing, and being treated like a recruit again. Four statistically significant subgroup mean differences were identified. The reliability of the composite instrument was estimated by Cronbach's alpha to be .86. The results of this study can be used within the military training environment to help identify the student's stressors. By identifying the student's needs, stressors can be targeted for preventive measures that will make the students more effective and efficient during their training experience.

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DOI

10.25777/54he-vp25

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