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Alvinius, A., Johansson, E. & Larsson, G. (2017). Job satisfaction as a form of organizational commitment at the military strategic level: A grounded theory study. International Journal of Organizational Analysis, 25(2)
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Job satisfaction as a form of organizational commitment at the military strategic level: A grounded theory study
2017 (English)In: International Journal of Organizational Analysis, ISSN 1934-8835, E-ISSN 1758-8561, Vol. 25, no 2Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Purpose

It has been claimed that job satisfaction is the most important and frequently studied attitude in organizational behaviour research. However, as most studies relate to lower hierarchical levels, the purpose of the present study was to gain a deeper understanding of job satisfaction and organizational commitment among high-level managers, military leaders in this case.

Design/methodology/approach

A grounded theory approach was used. The empirical material is based on 12 interviews, two of which were with women. The informants had wide experience of a number of leadership positions as well as participation in international operations. Their ranks ranged from Colonel to Brigadier General and they represented army and naval units, the Armed Forces Headquarters and Swedish Defence University.

Findings

The qualitative analysis resulted in a theoretical model that describes the job satisfaction of military leaders at the strategic level, which concerns establishing and balancing organizational commitment. This means that top level managers develop, manage and recreate a “sense of oneness” between themselves and the organization – a strong identification that is established, challenged, changed, and renegotiated in a continuous process. Establishing and balancing organizational commitment is built on two overarching categories: keeping up the organizational image and responding to organizational greediness.

Research limitations/implications

Small sample, lack of representativeness, and lack of elaboration on possible gender-related aspects.

Practical implications

The suggested model may be valuable in educational settings when evaluating the job satisfaction and organizational commitment of high-level officers. The model may have practical implications when it comes to selection, retention and leader development of high-level military officers.

Originality/value

A new integrative, theoretical model of job satisfaction and organizational commitment of high-level officers is developed and discussed.

National Category
Social Sciences
Research subject
Ledarskap under påfrestande förhållanden
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:fhs:diva-6504 (URN)10.1108/IJOA-10-2015-0919 (DOI)000402905400009 ()
Available from: 2017-01-12 Created: 2017-01-12 Last updated: 2018-06-29Bibliographically approved
Alvinius, A., Hoke Åberg, P., Johansson, E. & Larsson, G. (2017). Sweden: Mission Command and Social Media: Old Leadership Philosophy Challenged by New Information Technology?. In: Lieutenant Colonel Daniel J. Watola, PhD & Allister MacIntyre, PhD (Ed.), Technology and Leadership: International Perspectives (pp. 203-216). Kingston, Ontario: Canadian Defence Academy Press
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Sweden: Mission Command and Social Media: Old Leadership Philosophy Challenged by New Information Technology?
2017 (English)In: Technology and Leadership: International Perspectives / [ed] Lieutenant Colonel Daniel J. Watola, PhD & Allister MacIntyre, PhD, Kingston, Ontario: Canadian Defence Academy Press , 2017, p. 203-216Chapter in book (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Kingston, Ontario: Canadian Defence Academy Press, 2017
Series
International Military Leadership Association Workshop
National Category
Other Engineering and Technologies Psychology
Research subject
Ledarskap under påfrestande förhållanden
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:fhs:diva-7153 (URN)9780660089881 (ISBN)
Available from: 2017-12-19 Created: 2017-12-19 Last updated: 2018-01-17Bibliographically approved
Alvinius, A., Ohlsson, A., Johansson, E. & Larsson, G. (2016). Höga chefers arbetstillfredsställelse: sammanfattning av en intervjustudie. Karlstad: Försvarshögskolan (FHS)
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Höga chefers arbetstillfredsställelse: sammanfattning av en intervjustudie
2016 (Swedish)Report (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Karlstad: Försvarshögskolan (FHS), 2016
Series
PM ISSL/LC ; 7-2016
National Category
Other Social Sciences Psychology
Research subject
Ledarskap under påfrestande förhållanden
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:fhs:diva-6519 (URN)
Available from: 2017-01-12 Created: 2017-01-12 Last updated: 2017-01-16Bibliographically approved
Alvinius, A., Johansson, E. & Larsson, G. (2016). Negative organizations: antecedents of negative leadership. In: Daniel Watola & Dave Woycheshin (Ed.), Negative leadership: International perspecetives (pp. 57-74). Kingston, Kanada: Canadian Defence Academy Press
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Negative organizations: antecedents of negative leadership
2016 (English)In: Negative leadership: International perspecetives / [ed] Daniel Watola & Dave Woycheshin, Kingston, Kanada: Canadian Defence Academy Press , 2016, p. 57-74Chapter in book (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Kingston, Kanada: Canadian Defence Academy Press, 2016
National Category
Other Social Sciences
Research subject
Ledarskap under påfrestande förhållanden
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:fhs:diva-6516 (URN)9780660062112 (ISBN)
Available from: 2017-01-12 Created: 2017-01-12 Last updated: 2018-01-16Bibliographically approved
Alvinius, A., Johansson, E. & Olstedt, E. (2016). Organizational Challenges in Hybrid Learning Environments: A Case Study of the Learning Environment at the Swedish Defence University - The Grey Area between Theory and Practice. Res Militaris, 6(2)
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Organizational Challenges in Hybrid Learning Environments: A Case Study of the Learning Environment at the Swedish Defence University - The Grey Area between Theory and Practice
2016 (English)In: Res Militaris, E-ISSN 2265-6294, ISSN 2265-6294, Vol. 6, no 2Article in journal (Refereed) Published
National Category
Pedagogy
Research subject
Ledarskap under påfrestande förhållanden
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:fhs:diva-6552 (URN)
Available from: 2017-01-17 Created: 2017-01-17 Last updated: 2017-08-29Bibliographically approved
Österberg, J. & Johansson, E. (2015). Preparatory military training: Recruitment of ethnic cultural minorities to the Swedish Armed Forces. In: : . Paper presented at Paper presented at the 13th Biennial Conference of ERGOMAS, Tel Aviv, Israel, 2015.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Preparatory military training: Recruitment of ethnic cultural minorities to the Swedish Armed Forces
2015 (English)Conference paper, Published paper (Other academic)
National Category
Sociology
Research subject
Ledarskap under påfrestande förhållanden
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:fhs:diva-5804 (URN)
Conference
Paper presented at the 13th Biennial Conference of ERGOMAS, Tel Aviv, Israel, 2015
Available from: 2016-01-13 Created: 2016-01-13 Last updated: 2017-01-04Bibliographically approved
Brandow, C., Hyllengren, P., Johansson, E., Gustafson, M. & Larsson, G. (2014). Irreguljär krigföring: Ledarskapsutmaningar vid olika taktiktyper. Karlstad: Försvarshögskolan (FHS)
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Irreguljär krigföring: Ledarskapsutmaningar vid olika taktiktyper
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2014 (Swedish)Report (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Karlstad: Försvarshögskolan (FHS), 2014. p. 19
Series
PM ISSL/LC ; 10-2014
National Category
Sociology
Research subject
Ledarskap under påfrestande förhållanden
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:fhs:diva-5230 (URN)
Available from: 2015-01-16 Created: 2015-01-16 Last updated: 2017-01-04Bibliographically approved
Österberg, J. & Johansson, E. (2014). New Ways of Recruiting: an Evaluation of the SAF Efforts of Recruiting Ethnic Minorities. In: XVIII ISA World Congress of Sociology: Books of Abstracts. Paper presented at XVIII ISA World Congress of Sociology - Facing an Unequal World: Challenges for Global Sociology, July 13-19, 2014, Yokohama, Japan.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>New Ways of Recruiting: an Evaluation of the SAF Efforts of Recruiting Ethnic Minorities
2014 (English)In: XVIII ISA World Congress of Sociology: Books of Abstracts, 2014Conference paper, Oral presentation with published abstract (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

The transition to an all-volunteer force in Sweden has meant that the Swedish armed forces (SAF) need to try different ways to recruit personnel. For countries that abandoned conscription, there have almost always arisen recruitment problems.  The new direction for the SAF, going from an invasion based defense to a more operational defense force with international focus, puts demands on cultural awareness and language skills among soldiers and officers to another extent than before. In November 2012 the SAF, together with the Swedish Public Employment (SPES) Service, started a joint project called preparatory military training. The aim of this project was to attract 500 individuals with a cultural background from outside the European Union, and language skills in other languages than Swedish and English, to start a 10 weeks long preparatory military training. Preparatory military training aims at giving participants an insight into how a career in the armed forces would look like, as well as get the opportunity to develop academically. Out of these 500 individuals, the SAF aims at recruiting 300 individuals to start the basic military training in the SAF. All participants live at the military barracks and receive free meals and they are allowed paid travel home four times during the course and are paid activity support from the Swedish Public Employment Agency.  Men and women live separately with separate facilities. The SAF and the SPES share 50 % of the education and training at the barracks.

Phase two of the project starts in the autumn of 2013 and aims at attracting 300 individuals to start the preparatory military training.

The paper assesses the effectiveness of this new and original project.

National Category
Sociology
Research subject
Ledarskap under påfrestande förhållanden
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:fhs:diva-5440 (URN)
Conference
XVIII ISA World Congress of Sociology - Facing an Unequal World: Challenges for Global Sociology, July 13-19, 2014, Yokohama, Japan
Available from: 2015-06-16 Created: 2015-06-16 Last updated: 2017-11-08Bibliographically approved
Österberg, J., Johansson, E. & Jonsson, E. (2014). Utvärdering av förberedande militär utbildning. Karlstad: Försvarshögskolan (FHS)
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Utvärdering av förberedande militär utbildning
2014 (Swedish)Report (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Karlstad: Försvarshögskolan (FHS), 2014. p. 17
Series
PM ISSL/LC ; 4a-2014
National Category
Sociology
Research subject
Ledarskap under påfrestande förhållanden
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:fhs:diva-5227 (URN)
Available from: 2015-01-16 Created: 2015-01-16 Last updated: 2017-01-04Bibliographically approved
Jonsson, E., Carlstedt, B. & Johansson, E. (2011). Outcomes of soldier recruitment to the Swedish Armed Forces after the end of conscription.. In: Paper presented at the Inter-University Seminar on Armed Forces and Society: . Paper presented at Inter-University Seminar on Armed Forces and Society, October 21-23 2011, Chicago, USA.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Outcomes of soldier recruitment to the Swedish Armed Forces after the end of conscription.
2011 (English)In: Paper presented at the Inter-University Seminar on Armed Forces and Society, 2011Conference paper, Published paper (Refereed)
National Category
Other Social Sciences
Research subject
Ledarskap under påfrestande förhållanden
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:fhs:diva-4547 (URN)
Conference
Inter-University Seminar on Armed Forces and Society, October 21-23 2011, Chicago, USA
Available from: 2014-04-25 Created: 2014-04-25 Last updated: 2017-01-04Bibliographically approved
Organisations
Identifiers
ORCID iD: ORCID iD iconorcid.org/0000-0002-1501-5200

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