Department of Kinesiology, Recreation and Sport
Master of Science
This thesis was designed to determine the importance of military recreation programs in improving the quality of life of United States service men and women. The study utilized a survey conducted on Fort Campbell, Kentucky, in the Spring of 1995. The results were analyzed individually and as a group. The findings were that military recreation programs play an important role in the quality of life of United States service men and women and their families. These findings were supported by the review of related literature and results from the survey which showed that 70% of the respondent's "Agreed" or "Strongly Agreed" that military recreation programs play a significant role in quality of life in the military. The findings also indicated that those persons who "Strongly Agreed" that military recreation programs play a significant role in quality of life in the military participate in an average of 6.2 programs while those who "Disagreed" participate in an average of 3.5 programs. The investigator also discovered that respondents "Definitely" planning to make a career of the military participated in an average of 6.28 programs each, while those respondents "Definitely Not" planning to make a career of the military participated in 5.1 programs each.
Kinesiology | Sports Sciences
Gorham, Michael, "Military Recreation Programs: Their Role in Quality of Life of United States' Service Men and Women and Their Families" (1995). Masters Theses & Specialist Projects. Paper 912.