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Fors Brandebo, MariaORCID iD iconorcid.org/0000-0002-0790-354x
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Bencker, A., Larsson, G., Fors Brandebo, M., Johnson, U. & Ivarsson, A. (2023). High-level military and sport leaders' everyday challanges and psychological skills: A cross-contextual repeated measures study. Military Psychology
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2023 (English)In: Military Psychology, ISSN 0899-5605, E-ISSN 1532-7876Article in journal (Refereed) Submitted
National Category
Social Sciences
Research subject
Leadership and Command & Control
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:fhs:diva-11789 (URN)
Available from: 2023-09-07 Created: 2023-09-07 Last updated: 2024-04-15
Bencker, A., Fors Brandebo, M., Ivarsson, A. & Johnson, U. (2022). Common demanding conditions among professional high-level military and sport leaders: a cross-contextual qualitative reflexive thematic analysis. Scandinavian Journal of Sport and Exercise Psychology, 4(1), 27-40
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Common demanding conditions among professional high-level military and sport leaders: a cross-contextual qualitative reflexive thematic analysis
2022 (English)In: Scandinavian Journal of Sport and Exercise Psychology, E-ISSN 2596-741X, Vol. 4, no 1, p. 27-40Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Military and sport have attracted increased research interest separately as two distinctly demanding performance- and leadership-driven contexts. However, cross-contextual psychological research in leadership is lacking. Such research has potential to expose unique cross-fertilising insights into resemblances in leadership challenges among military and sport leaders, transferable to a broader range of contexts. Thus, the current study simultaneously explored high-level military and sport leaders’ real-life experiences of similarities in demanding conditions and their psychological manifestations. Sixteen participants - eight Swedish high-level military leaders and eight Swedish high-level sport leaders, participated in the study. Using a qualitative inductive cross-contextual design enabled in-depth knowledge and transferability. A reflexive thematic analysis (RTA) of sixteen interview transcripts generated four common themes of demanding conditions: (1) Developing organisations: Leading under an extensive workload and responsibility, (2) Managing destructive superiors and subordinates: Standing up for oneself, (3) Taking care of the minds and moods of others: Leading deliberated difficult conversations, and (4) Periods of extreme concentration: Leading critical coordination, decisions, and timing. The findings tie high-level military and sports leaders together into a high-stress and high-stakes leader role invoked to manoeuvre a complex buildup of demanding conditions. Implications are presented.

Keywords
High-level leaders, Military, Sport, Demanding conditions
National Category
Psychology
Research subject
Leadership and Command & Control
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:fhs:diva-11207 (URN)10.7146/sjsep.v4i1.130547 (DOI)
Available from: 2022-12-12 Created: 2022-12-12 Last updated: 2022-12-12Bibliographically approved
Darr, W., Fors Brandebo, M., Zajicova, M., Verboom, M., Kai, N. & Wolgers, G. (2022). Defining integrity: An approach and military application. Military Psychology, 34(5), 591-603
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2022 (English)In: Military Psychology, ISSN 0899-5605, E-ISSN 1532-7876, Vol. 34, no 5, p. 591-603Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Personnel selection research has seen an increasing interest in integrity tests. Although these tests have been found to predict a variety of workplace criteria, a long-standing criticism of integrity tests is their criterion-focussed nature. A construct-oriented approach to integrity test development involves identifying important elements of integrity and developing content to reflect those elements. Drawing upon earlier attempts to define integrity, this paper conceptualizes integrity as a behavior, and elaborates on two definitional elements, nature of standards and their referent. Undertaking a content analysis of the high-level codes of conduct of 13 military nations, this paper illustrates the application of an approach to defining integrity for use in the military context. It includes a discussion on the operationalization of integrity for assessment purposes, highlighting considerations that must be given to all aspects of the assessment development process.

Keywords
integrity, assessment, personnel selection, military
National Category
Other Social Sciences not elsewhere specified
Research subject
Leadership and Command & Control
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:fhs:diva-10761 (URN)10.1080/08995605.2021.2024113 (DOI)000762625300001 ()
Available from: 2022-03-15 Created: 2022-03-15 Last updated: 2022-08-29Bibliographically approved
Fors Brandebo, M. & Van Baalen, M. (2022). Hantering av destruktivt ledarskap ur ett ledar- och medarbetarperpektiv. Försvarshögskolan (FHS)
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Hantering av destruktivt ledarskap ur ett ledar- och medarbetarperpektiv
2022 (Swedish)Report (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Försvarshögskolan (FHS), 2022
Series
PM ILL-K ; 8-2022
National Category
Other Social Sciences
Research subject
Leadership and Command & Control
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:fhs:diva-11304 (URN)
Available from: 2023-01-11 Created: 2023-01-11 Last updated: 2023-01-11Bibliographically approved
Fors Brandebo, M., Börjesson, M. & Hilmarsson, H. (2022). Longitudinal studies on cohesion in a military context: A systematic review. Military Psychology, 34(6), 732-741
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Longitudinal studies on cohesion in a military context: A systematic review
2022 (English)In: Military Psychology, ISSN 0899-5605, E-ISSN 1532-7876, Vol. 34, no 6, p. 732-741Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Cohesion is one of the most studied group phenomena and there is an agreement among scholars today that cohesion is a key contributor to team functioning and performance. A large body of research has shown that cohesion has several positive effects on psychological, social, and behavioral outcomes. Since research on cohesion has increased significantly in recent decades there is a need for an updated overview of research regarding antecedents and outcomes of cohesion in a military context. In this paper, a systematic literature review is conducted. The paper adheres to suggestions by scholars, relating the results in accordance with the dimensionality (i.e. social, task, or general) and organizational level of the construct (i.e. horizontal, vertical, or organizational) as well as focusing exclusively on studies with a longitudinal design. The paper highlights gaps in the literature and provides direction for future research.

Keywords
cohesion, military, antecedents, outcomes, military groups
National Category
Psychology
Research subject
Leadership and Command & Control
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:fhs:diva-10815 (URN)10.1080/08995605.2022.2041995 (DOI)000763339300001 ()
Available from: 2022-05-11 Created: 2022-05-11 Last updated: 2022-12-14Bibliographically approved
Svensén, S., Börjesson, M. & Fors Brandebo, M. (2022). Validering av urvalsprocessen till Officersprogrammet: Resultat av samtliga tre mätningar 2020-2022. Försvarshögskolan (FHS)
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Validering av urvalsprocessen till Officersprogrammet: Resultat av samtliga tre mätningar 2020-2022
2022 (Swedish)Report (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Försvarshögskolan (FHS), 2022
Series
PM ILL-K ; 9-2022
National Category
Other Social Sciences
Research subject
Leadership and Command & Control
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:fhs:diva-11305 (URN)
Available from: 2023-01-11 Created: 2023-01-11 Last updated: 2023-01-11Bibliographically approved
Fors Brandebo, M. (2021). How contextual is destructive leadership?: A comparison of how destructive leadership is perceived in usual circumstances versus crisis. International Journal of Organizational Analysis, 29(1), 220-239
Open this publication in new window or tab >>How contextual is destructive leadership?: A comparison of how destructive leadership is perceived in usual circumstances versus crisis
2021 (English)In: International Journal of Organizational Analysis, ISSN 1934-8835, E-ISSN 1758-8561, Vol. 29, no 1, p. 220-239Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Purpose: This study aims to investigate the differences between destructive leadership in two different contexts: crisis management and usual circumstances. The specific research questions are as follows: What is the relationship between destructive leadership behaviours in usual circumstances and destructive leadership behaviours in crisis management? Are destructive leadership behaviours in usual circumstances or in crisis management the best predictors of trust in the leader and subordinate performance? Design/methodology/approach: Questionnaire responses were obtained from 337 individuals who had experience from handling various societal crises, such as terror attacks and forest fires. The respondents represented four different organisations: municipalities, county administrative boards, the police and the emergency service. Findings: The results from the study reveal that there is a strong association between destructive leadership in usual circumstances and destructive leadership during crisis management. The study indicates that everyday leadership matters the most. It is above all behaviours in usual circumstances that show the strongest associations with trust in the leader and subordinate performance. The results also show that it is especially task-related, passive forms of destructive leadership behaviours that show the strongest association with the studied outcome variables. Research limitations/implications: Limitations related to measurements and self-reported data are discussed. Practical implications: The study emphasises the importance of paying attention to leaders' task- and strategic-oriented behaviour as well as the importance of building trusting relationships with the subordinates. Originality/value: The need for industry-specific studies of destructive leadership has been highlighted and this study contributes with knowledge from the crisis management context.

Keywords
performance, crisis management, trust, destructive leadership
National Category
Psychology
Research subject
Ledarskap under påfrestande förhållanden
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:fhs:diva-9820 (URN)10.1108/IJOA-11-2019-1924 (DOI)
Available from: 2021-03-31 Created: 2021-03-31 Last updated: 2021-03-31Bibliographically approved
Fors Brandebo, M. (2021). Sweden's Covid-19 Strategy from a Leadership Perspective: Importance of Trust and Role Models. In: Tony Fang, John Hassler (Ed.), Globalization, Political Economy Business and Society in Pandemic Times: (pp. 143-156). Emerald Group Publishing Limited
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Sweden's Covid-19 Strategy from a Leadership Perspective: Importance of Trust and Role Models
2021 (English)In: Globalization, Political Economy Business and Society in Pandemic Times / [ed] Tony Fang, John Hassler, Emerald Group Publishing Limited, 2021, p. 143-156Chapter in book (Refereed)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Emerald Group Publishing Limited, 2021
Series
International business and management, ISSN 1876-066X, E-ISSN 1876-066X ; 36
National Category
Other Social Sciences not elsewhere specified
Research subject
Ledarskap under påfrestande förhållanden
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:fhs:diva-10507 (URN)10.1108/S1876-066X20220000036013 (DOI)9781800717923 (ISBN)
Available from: 2021-12-08 Created: 2021-12-08 Last updated: 2021-12-10Bibliographically approved
Larsson, G., Oskarsson, E. & Fors Brandebo, M. (2021). Testutveckling med personlighetspsykologiskt fokus. Karlstad: Försvarshögskolan (FHS)
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Testutveckling med personlighetspsykologiskt fokus
2021 (Swedish)Report (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Karlstad: Försvarshögskolan (FHS), 2021
Series
PM ISSL/LedAvd-K 4-2021
National Category
Other Social Sciences
Research subject
Ledarskap under påfrestande förhållanden
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:fhs:diva-10559 (URN)
Available from: 2022-01-04 Created: 2022-01-04 Last updated: 2022-01-10Bibliographically approved
Fors Brandebo, M. (2021). Tillitsskapande ledarskap: Från teori till praktik. Lund: Studentlitteratur AB
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Tillitsskapande ledarskap: Från teori till praktik
2021 (Swedish)Book (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Lund: Studentlitteratur AB, 2021. p. 207
Keywords
ledarskap, förtroende
National Category
Social Sciences Business Administration
Research subject
Ledarskap under påfrestande förhållanden
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:fhs:diva-10506 (URN)9789144138848 (ISBN)
Available from: 2021-12-08 Created: 2021-12-08 Last updated: 2021-12-10Bibliographically approved
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