Home » News » Navy Environment Fosters Drinking

Navy Environment Fosters Drinking

Navy Environment Fosters DrinkingThe nature of the U.S. Navy workplace leads to higher heavy drinking for sailors than for civilians, according to a new research.

Several issues specific to the Navy contribute to problem drinking, according to the study, including the youth of recruits, alternating periods of exertion and boredom, and a culture that emphasizes drinking as a mechanism for bonding, recreation, and stress relief.

These conclusions were reached using methods that included a statistical analysis of survey data as well as an analysis of interviews and observations on bases, ships and submarines.

In addition to presenting the results of the study, the authors also use it to make observations about the use of mixed methods in conducting this type of research.

The study is published in the May issue of the Journal of Mixed Methods Research.

Methodologically, the study design drew from approaches associated with social psychology, public health, and anthropology, reflecting the disciplines of research team members.

“A second purpose of the article is methodological in scope,” the authors write. We sought “to use the study findings as a springboard for discussing the challenges and opportunities in carrying out collaborative mixed method research among this population.”

Mixed methods is a fairly new research method where the investigator collects data and draws inferences using both qualitative and quantitative approaches.

Source: SAGE Publications

Navy Environment Fosters Drinking

Rick Nauert PhD

Rick Nauert, PhDDr. Rick Nauert has over 25 years experience in clinical, administrative and academic healthcare. He is currently an associate professor for Rocky Mountain University of Health Professionals doctoral program in health promotion and wellness. Dr. Nauert began his career as a clinical physical therapist and served as a regional manager for a publicly traded multidisciplinary rehabilitation agency for 12 years. He has masters degrees in health-fitness management and healthcare administration and a doctoral degree from The University of Texas at Austin focused on health care informatics, health administration, health education and health policy. His research efforts included the area of telehealth with a specialty in disease management.

APA Reference
Nauert PhD, R. (2015). Navy Environment Fosters Drinking. Psych Central. Retrieved on June 24, 2018, from https://psychcentral.com/news/2009/06/10/navy-environment-fosters-drinking/6414.html

 

Scientifically Reviewed
Last updated: 6 Oct 2015
Last reviewed: By John M. Grohol, Psy.D. on 6 Oct 2015
Published on PsychCentral.com. All rights reserved.