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Larsson, Gerry, ProfessorORCID iD iconorcid.org/0000-0001-8274-6065
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Larsson, G. & Alvinius, A. (2019). “An undisturbed afternoon of writing”: a qualitative study of professors’ job satisfaction. Journal of Applied Research in Higher Education, 11(4), 719-732
Open this publication in new window or tab >>“An undisturbed afternoon of writing”: a qualitative study of professors’ job satisfaction
2019 (English)In: Journal of Applied Research in Higher Education, ISSN 2050-7003, E-ISSN 1758-1184, Vol. 11, no 4, p. 719-732Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to model factors that contribute to job satisfaction amonguniversity professors.

Design/methodology/approach – The approach was qualitative; 12 in-depth interviews were conductedwith Swedish university full professors representing 11 different academic subjects.

Findings – Five facets of job satisfaction were identified: distal environment (e.g. impact on society and thescientific community), proximal social environment, self (e.g. receiving external credit and experiencinginternal pride), the uplifts of daily life and formal conditions (e.g. pay and opportunities to continue afterretirement). A model was inductively developed according to which professors’ job satisfaction is influencedby interacting contextual and individual antecedent conditions.

Research limitations/implications – Because a qualitative approach was used, with a limited number ofinformants, there is a lack of representativeness and the concepts generated are of a sensitizing rather than adefinitive character.

Practical implications – Attention should be paid to university professors’ need for autonomy, otherwisepublic management control strivings may become counter-productive.

Originality/value – A new model of professors’ job satisfaction with a richness of details was developed.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Emerald Group Publishing Limited, 2019
Keywords
qualitative method, job satisfaction, theoretical model, professors
National Category
Psychology Sociology
Research subject
Ledarskap under påfrestande förhållanden
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:fhs:diva-8531 (URN)10.1108/JARHE-10-2018-0216 (DOI)
Available from: 2019-05-02 Created: 2019-05-02 Last updated: 2019-12-17Bibliographically approved
Larsson, G. & Alvinius, A. (2019). Comparison within gender and between female and male leaders in female-dominated, male-dominated and mixed-gender work environments. Journal of Gender Studies
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Comparison within gender and between female and male leaders in female-dominated, male-dominated and mixed-gender work environments
2019 (English)In: Journal of Gender Studies, ISSN 0958-9236, E-ISSN 1465-3869Article in journal (Refereed) Epub ahead of print
Abstract [en]

The aim of the study was to compare the self-rated leadership behaviors of men and women in female-dominated, male-dominated and mixed-gender work environments and make within-gender comparisons across these three contexts. Data was collected using the Developmental Leadership Questionnaire from a sample of Swedish leadership course participants (N = 1897). Female leaders rated themselves more favorably than male leaders in female- dominated and mixed-gender work environments. Only small gender differences were found in male-dominated settings. Women in female dominated and gender-mixed work environments reported more favorable self-ratings than women in male dominated contexts. Among male leaders, fewer differences were observed between different work environments. The results are discussed in terms of organizational culture, individual selection preferences and a rapidly growing proportion of women leaders in the Swedish labor market.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Routledge, 2019
Keywords
gender, leadership, work environment, theory-based measurement, Developmental Leadership Questionnaire (DLQ)
National Category
Other Social Sciences
Research subject
Ledarskap under påfrestande förhållanden
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:fhs:diva-8896 (URN)10.1080/09589236.2019.1638233 (DOI)
Available from: 2020-01-09 Created: 2020-01-09 Last updated: 2020-04-15
Torp Stensvehagen, M., Arnesveen Bronken, B., Lien, L. & Larsson, G. (2019). How women experience and cope with daily hassles after sexual abuse: a retrospective qualitative study. Scandinavian Journal of Caring Sciences, 33(2), 487-497
Open this publication in new window or tab >>How women experience and cope with daily hassles after sexual abuse: a retrospective qualitative study
2019 (English)In: Scandinavian Journal of Caring Sciences, ISSN 0283-9318, E-ISSN 1471-6712, Vol. 33, no 2, p. 487-497Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

The impact of stress on health can depend on factors such as frequency, heightening of stress during a given period or the presence of one or a few repeated hassles of psychological importance. The aim of this study was to gain a deeper understanding of how adult women experience and cope with daily hassles after sexual abuse. Ten interviews were analysed using the grounded theory method. The theoretical model of ‘protecting armor in daily life’ emerged. The aftermath of sexual abuse related coping with daily stress can be understood as a three‐phase process: (1) avoiding and escaping—coping after experiencing sexual abuse; (2) accepting and disclosing—starting a process of recovery; and (3) reconciling and repossessing—living with the experience in the present. The model contributes to a deeper understanding of the everyday life of women who have experienced sexual abuse. Increased knowledge of coping behaviours that can be used to deal with daily hassles may also serve as a tool for health professionals, other helpers and family to help these women rebuild a good life.

National Category
Other Social Sciences
Research subject
Ledarskap under påfrestande förhållanden
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:fhs:diva-8272 (URN)10.1111/scs.12649 (DOI)
Available from: 2019-01-02 Created: 2019-01-02 Last updated: 2020-05-05Bibliographically approved
Bandlitz Johansen, R. & Larsson, G. (2019). Hva er god fellesoperativ ledelse?. Norsk Militært Tidsskrift, 188(2), 4-15
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Hva er god fellesoperativ ledelse?
2019 (Norwegian)In: Norsk Militært Tidsskrift, ISSN 0029-2028, Vol. 188, no 2, p. 4-15Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [no]

I den tradisjonelle militære ledelseslitteraturen får ofte den sterke lederen en stor og dominerede plass. Uten Napoleon intet Austerlitz, intet El Alamein uten Bernard Montgomery og intet Inchon uten Douglas MacArthur. I denne artikkelen tar forfatterne et litet oppgjør, ikke bare med den betydningen som tillegges lederen i strid, men også til ledelsens beydning mer generelt.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Norsk Militaert Tidsskrift, 2019
National Category
Other Social Sciences
Research subject
Ledarskap under påfrestande förhållanden
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:fhs:diva-8903 (URN)
Available from: 2020-01-09 Created: 2020-01-09 Last updated: 2020-01-15Bibliographically approved
Nilsson, S., Ohlsson, A., Weibull, L. & Larsson, G. (2019). Internationella militära insatser: tjänstgöring och dess betydelse för parrelationer. Karlstad: Försvarshögskolan (FHS)
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Internationella militära insatser: tjänstgöring och dess betydelse för parrelationer
2019 (Swedish)Report (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Karlstad: Försvarshögskolan (FHS), 2019
Series
Ledarskapscentrum Serie I.: Informations- och utbildningsmaterial ; 122
Keywords
Families of military personnel, Couples, Utlandstjänstgöring, Parrelationer, Militära familjer
National Category
Other Social Sciences
Research subject
Ledarskap under påfrestande förhållanden
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:fhs:diva-8931 (URN)9789186137984 (ISBN)
Available from: 2020-01-14 Created: 2020-01-14 Last updated: 2020-02-18Bibliographically approved
Larsson, G. (2019). Mental health problems following military missions: Veterans' experiences of the quality of care [Letter to the editor]. Archives of Women Health and Care, 2(5), 1-2
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Mental health problems following military missions: Veterans' experiences of the quality of care
2019 (English)In: Archives of Women Health and Care, Vol. 2, no 5, p. 1-2Article in journal, Letter (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

The aim of this brief report is to present empirical data on female and male military veterans’ experiences of the quality of care they have received for mental health problems, following international military peace enforcement operations. The sample consists of all Swedish veterans who completed such missions during 2011–2015. The instrument Quality from the Patient’s Perspective (QPP) was used to assess experienced quality of care. Results show that female responders tended to experience the actual care received slightly less favorably than men. The most striking finding is that the mean scores of both men and women, and women in particular, were considerably lower (indicating that the quality of care was perceived as poor) than what has been reported in numerous previous studies using the QPP in a broad array of care contexts. Results were discussed in terms of lack of knowledge regarding veterans among health care professionals and stereotype conceptions of women in the military.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Research Open, 2019
Keywords
military veterans, mental problems, quality of care, gender differences
National Category
Other Social Sciences
Research subject
Ledarskap under påfrestande förhållanden
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:fhs:diva-8897 (URN)
Available from: 2020-01-09 Created: 2020-01-09 Last updated: 2020-04-15
Alvinius, A., Wallenius, C. & Larsson, G. (2019). Staff Advisors in Military Context: A Qualitative Interview Study in Swedish Military Staff. Res Militaris, 9(1)
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Staff Advisors in Military Context: A Qualitative Interview Study in Swedish Military Staff
2019 (English)In: Res Militaris, E-ISSN 2265-6294, Vol. 9, no 1Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Military organizations have a long tradition of autonomy in relation to other groups. Most positions in military organizations, at least those at the higher levels, are reserved for military officers. However, given the increasing complexity of modern society, civilian specialists have become more common in high-level military staff contexts. The purpose of this study was, through an inductive approach, to gain a deeper understanding of the role of civilian and military advisors in a high-level military staff context. A grounded theory approach was used. The empirical material is based on 10 interviews with advisors in high-level military staffs, three of which were with women. The qualitative analysis resulted in a theoretical model that describes that the trustworthiness of advisors is established through two types of action-logics: (1) through the advisor’s individual strategies - that is, what the advisors themselves do and (2) through an “allowing” structure, which permits an increased freedom of action for advisors. Advisors' positions and skills are unique in a staff environment, which is important in a decision-making process. These two logics influence one another as well as the credibility of the advisor’s agenda. Research limitations/implications are the following: small sample, lack of representativeness, and lack of illumination of possible gender-related aspects. The suggested model may be valuable in military educational settings.    

Abstract [fr]

Les organisations militaires ont une tradition d'autonomie vis-à-vis d'autres groupes. La plupart des emplois (au moins aux niveaux les plus élevés) y ont longtemps été réservés à des officiers. Pourtant, avec la complexité croissante des sociétés modernes, les spécialistes civils sont moins rares qu'ils n'ont pu l'être au sein d'états-majors de haut niveau. Le but de cette étude était, par une approche inductive, de mieux appréhender le rôle que jouent militaires et civils dans un contexte où chaque emploi et les qualifications qu'il exige sont hautement spécifiques, ce qui ne peut manquer de conférer aux processus de prise de décision un tour particulier. L'approche retenue est celle de la théorie ancrée [grounded theory]. Les données empiriques utilisées résultent de 10 entretiens avec des titulaires de postes dans des états-majors de haut niveau, dont trois femmes. L'analyse qualitative conduit à un modèle théorique qui lie la manière dont s'établit leur fiabilité à deux logiques d'action : (1) les stratégies individuelles que manifestent leurs comportements, et (2) la structure “habilitante” mise en place, qui encourage l'initiative et accroît leur liberté d'action. Ces deux logiques s'influencent mutuellement, tout comme elles influent sur la crédibilité des acteurs et de leurs visées. Si cette recherche est limitée par la petitesse de l'échantillon et son manque de représentativité, mais encore par le peu d'attention qu'elle accorde aux aspects possiblement liés au genre et à de possibles différences entre experts civils et militaires, le modèle qu'elle suggère n'en a pas moins des implications, notamment pour les instances militaires de formation.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Geneva: The Geneva School of Governance, 2019
Keywords
military advisor, collaboration, military, organization, États-majors militaires de haut niveau, officiers, experts civils, stratégies individuelles, structure habilitante, fiabilité, crédibilité, liberté d'action, théorie ancrée dans l'empirie, Suède.
National Category
Other Social Sciences
Research subject
Ledarskap under påfrestande förhållanden
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:fhs:diva-8200 (URN)
Available from: 2018-10-21 Created: 2018-10-21 Last updated: 2019-12-16Bibliographically approved
Larsson, G., Hilmarsson, H., Ohlsson, A. & Hyllengren, P. (2019). Testutveckling med personlighetspsykologiskt fokus: En litteraturstudie. Karlstad: Försvarshögskolan (FHS)
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Testutveckling med personlighetspsykologiskt fokus: En litteraturstudie
2019 (Swedish)Report (Other academic)
Abstract [sv]

Rapporten summerar en inledande litteraturstudie inom ett av Försvarsmakten beställt forskningsprojekt benämnt ”Testutveckling med personlighetspsykologiskt fokus”. Den övergripande frågeställningen har formulerats som:

- Hur kan mätinstrument (tester och/eller intervjuguider) avseende personlighetspsykologiskt orienterade bakomliggande faktorer utvecklas, prövas och implementeras för: (1) destruktiva ledarbeteenden, (2) ledares informella ”political skills” (3) ledares containerförmåga, samt (4) militära kontextrelaterade aspekter av emotionell stabilitet. Under delprojektets inledande år (2019) genomfördes denna litteraturstudie.

Resultatet redovisas med följande rubriker under vart och ett av de tre förstnämnda områdena: Vad är det? – definitioner; Vilka konsekvenser får det; och Vilka bakomliggande faktorer kan identifieras, med särskilt fokus på personlighetspsykologiska? Området ”militära kontextrelaterade aspekter av emotionell stabilitet” befinner sig redan på den personlighetspsykologiska nivån och här presenteras delaspekter av emotionell stabilitet liksom relaterade psykologiska förhållanden.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Karlstad: Försvarshögskolan (FHS), 2019. p. 37
Series
LI Serie I.: Informations- och utbildningsmaterial, ISSN 1401-5676 ; 120
National Category
Other Social Sciences
Research subject
Ledarskap under påfrestande förhållanden
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:fhs:diva-8904 (URN)9789186137953 (ISBN)
Available from: 2020-01-09 Created: 2020-01-09 Last updated: 2020-01-20Bibliographically approved
Waaler, G., Larsson, G. & Nilsson, S. (2019). Voldsbruk og livsfare: Norske og svenske soldaters krigserfaringer fra Afghanistan (1ed.). Oslo: Cappelen Damm AS
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Voldsbruk og livsfare: Norske og svenske soldaters krigserfaringer fra Afghanistan
2019 (Norwegian)Book (Refereed)
Abstract [no]

Voldsbruk og livsfare dokumenterer norske og svenske soldaters krigserfaringer fra Afghanistan. Basert på grundige intervjuer med soldatene, tegnes et levende bilde av hvordan dramatiske krigserfaringer påvirker soldathverdagen og hvordan erfaringene fortolkes og bearbeides i etterkant – både individuelt og kollektivt.Intervjuene med soldatene tolkes gjennomgående i lys av internasjonal faglitteratur og pågående fagdebatter. Boken drøfter blant annet spørsmål knyttet til forberedelser før avreise, stressmestring, moralske dilemmaer, motivasjon, sorgreaksjoner, profesjonsidentitet og profesjonalisering av soldatrollen. Boken inneholder i tillegg en grundig drøfting av reaksjonsmønstre knyttet til å ta liv i kamp.Voldsbruk og livsfare vil særlig ha interesse for studenter og forskere innenfor de militære utdanningene, men er også skrevet for alle med interesse for Forsvaret og Norges rolle i internasjonale, militære konflikter.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Oslo: Cappelen Damm AS, 2019. p. 215 Edition: 1
National Category
Other Social Sciences
Research subject
Ledarskap under påfrestande förhållanden
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:fhs:diva-8920 (URN)9788202604042 (ISBN)
Available from: 2020-01-14 Created: 2020-01-14 Last updated: 2020-01-17Bibliographically approved
Waaler, G., Berntsen, T. A., Larsson, G. & Nilsson, S. (2018). Avstand og nærhet som militæretisk utfordring. Necesse, 3(1), 95-103
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Avstand og nærhet som militæretisk utfordring
2018 (Norwegian)In: Necesse, ISSN 2464-353X, Vol. 3, no 1, p. 95-103Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Bergen: Sjøkrigsskolen, 2018
National Category
Psychology
Research subject
Ledarskap under påfrestande förhållanden
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:fhs:diva-8277 (URN)
Available from: 2019-01-02 Created: 2019-01-02 Last updated: 2019-11-06Bibliographically approved
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