ILO Home
Go to the home page
Site map | Contact us Franšais | Espa˝ol

CISDOC database

Document ID (ISN)111657
CIS number 11-0441
ISSN - Serial title 0962-7480 - Occupational Medicine
Year 2011
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Jackson S., Agius R., Bridger R., Richards P.
Title Occupational stress and the outcome of basic military training
Bibliographic information 2011, Vol.61, p.253-258. 29 ref.
Abstract Military training has a high dropout rate but the role of occupational stress is not known. The objective of this study was to examine the relationship between occupational stress and outcome of training. Occupational stress in 476 army recruits was measured in Week 4 of 23 weeks of basic military training, using previously identified risk factors for lack of success in training and outcome of training. Using stepwise logistic regression, occupational stress levels as measured at Week 4 were significant predictors of outcome in training. Psychological scale scores predicted 85% of those who were asked to leave.
Descriptors (primary) United Kingdom; psychology of work organization; young persons; defence services; stress factors
Descriptors (secondary) vocational selection; change of employment; questionnaire survey; statistical evaluation
Document type D - Periodical articles
Subject(s) Commerce, services, offices
Psychology and sociology
Broad subject area(s) Stress, psychosocial factors
Browse category(ies) Psychology of work organization
Public and government services