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Larsson, G., Nilsson, S., Ohlsson, A. & Svensén, S. (2024). Military veterans' perception of quality of care following international operations. Cogent Psychology, 11(1)
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2024 (English)In: Cogent Psychology, E-ISSN 2331-1908, Vol. 11, no 1Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

A high number of military veterans seek professional help at primary healthcare centers for mental health problems. The main aim of this study was to map veterans’ perception of the quality of the care they received when seeking such help after their last tour of duty. A secondary aim was to explore personality and mission-related characteristics of veterans who seek professional help for mental health problems after missions. Questionnaire responses were obtained from 2512 Swedish veterans (43.4% response rate). Among the responders, 210 individuals had sought help for mental health problems at primary healthcare centers. Their perception of the quality of the healthcare was measured using the Quality from the Patient’s Perspective (QPP) questionnaire, which is derived from a theoretical model. Comparisons between the military help seekers and an age and gender matched group of civilian outpatients showed that the military group perceived the information they had received, and the commitment, empathy and respect shown by the physicians, considerably more negatively than the civilian patients. Comparisons between the help-seeking veterans and those who had not sought help, showed that the help seekers were younger and scored significantly lower on emotional stability and higher on conscientiousness. In addition, they perceived the leadership of their immediate commander during the last tour of duty more negatively and they reported fewer daily uplifts and more daily hassles during the tour. It was concluded that a more extensive collaboration between the armed forces and the healthcare system is strongly recommended and that it is necessary to provide education to healthcare providers.

Keywords
Veterans, primary care, quality of caretheory-based assessment, quality from the patient’s perspective (QPP) questionnaire, age, gender, personality, military, leadership, stress
National Category
Other Social Sciences
Research subject
Leadership and Command & Control
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:fhs:diva-11745 (URN)10.1080/23311908.2024.2306770 (DOI)
Available from: 2023-08-17 Created: 2023-08-17 Last updated: 2024-02-07Bibliographically approved
Jonsson, E., Salo, M., Lillemäe, E., Bruntland Steder, F., Ferst, T., Kasearu, K., . . . Truusa, T.-T. (2024). Multifaceted Conscription: A Comparative Study of Six European Countries. Scandinavian Journal of Military Studies, 7(1), 19-33
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Multifaceted Conscription: A Comparative Study of Six European Countries
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2024 (English)In: Scandinavian Journal of Military Studies, E-ISSN 2596-3856, Vol. 7, no 1, p. 19-33Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Although the last few decades have witnessed a shift from conscription to all-volunteer forces in many European countries, recent changes in the European security environment have raised new concerns and prompted several countries to reconsider conscription. However, modern conscription systems have also had to adapt to changing societies and an increasing emphasis on individualistic and neoliberal values. This study aims to examine the various forms of military conscription and illuminate the continuing viability of the conscription model in six European countries: Estonia, Finland, Lithuania, Norway, Sweden, and Switzerland. Four of these countries have consistently maintained conscription (Estonia, Finland, Norway, and Switzerland), while Lithuania and Sweden have recently reinstated conscription. Although conscription systems differ among these countries, there is overall an increasing emphasis on conscript motivation and female participation. Three key aspects are identified to describe different conscription systems: the proportion of conscripted individuals in the birth cohort, motivation to serve, and the approach to female conscripts. Combining these aspects, the study identifies three types of conscription system in these six countries. This article demonstrates that conscription has evolved and adapted to changing societies and security situations instead of merely retaining its traditional form.

Keywords
conscription, armed forces, motivation, female participation, reinstating conscription
National Category
Sociology
Research subject
Leadership and Command & Control
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:fhs:diva-12299 (URN)10.31374/sjms.166 (DOI)
Available from: 2024-03-07 Created: 2024-03-07 Last updated: 2024-03-08Bibliographically approved
Larsson, G., Nilsson, S., Ohlsson, A. & Svensén, S. (2023). Uplifts and functional coping versus hassles and dysfunctional coping: A balance model test of health outcomes. Anxiety, Stress, and Coping
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Uplifts and functional coping versus hassles and dysfunctional coping: A balance model test of health outcomes
2023 (English)In: Anxiety, Stress, and Coping, ISSN 1061-5806, E-ISSN 1477-2205Article in journal (Refereed) Submitted
National Category
Social Sciences
Research subject
Leadership and Command & Control
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:fhs:diva-11746 (URN)
Available from: 2023-08-17 Created: 2023-08-17 Last updated: 2024-04-15
Svensén, S. & Jonsson, E. (2022). Rekryteringsunderlaget 2021. Försvarshögskolan (FHS)
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Rekryteringsunderlaget 2021
2022 (Swedish)Report (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Försvarshögskolan (FHS), 2022. p. 56
Series
Institutionen för ledarskap och ledning. Serie I ; 132
National Category
Other Social Sciences
Research subject
Leadership and Command & Control
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:fhs:diva-11283 (URN)978-91-88975-23-2 (ISBN)
Available from: 2023-01-10 Created: 2023-01-10 Last updated: 2023-01-10Bibliographically approved
Ċesnuitytė, V., Ferst, T., Jonsson, E., Kasearu, K., Lillimäe, E., Novagrockiené, J., . . . Österberg, J. (2022). The present and future of conscription in Europe in the 21st century. In: : . Paper presented at International Society of Military Sciences (ISMS), Lissabon, Portugal, 10-13 October, 2022.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>The present and future of conscription in Europe in the 21st century
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2022 (English)Conference paper, Oral presentation only (Other academic)
National Category
Other Social Sciences
Research subject
Leadership and Command & Control
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:fhs:diva-11310 (URN)
Conference
International Society of Military Sciences (ISMS), Lissabon, Portugal, 10-13 October, 2022
Available from: 2023-01-11 Created: 2023-01-11 Last updated: 2023-01-11Bibliographically 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
Larsson, G., Lundell, E., Svensén, S. & Nilsson, S. (2021). Interrelationship of emotional stability, hassles, uplifts, coping and stress-related symptoms in Swedish female and male military veterans. Scandinavian Journal of Psychology, 62(2), 217-226
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Interrelationship of emotional stability, hassles, uplifts, coping and stress-related symptoms in Swedish female and male military veterans
2021 (English)In: Scandinavian Journal of Psychology, ISSN 0036-5564, E-ISSN 1467-9450, Vol. 62, no 2, p. 217-226Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Drawing on previous research, two hypotheses were tested: (1) the higher the frequency of daily uplifts and use of functional coping strategies, and the lower the frequency of daily hassles and use of dysfunctional coping strategies, the lower the prevalence of stress‐related symptoms will be, and vice versa; and (2) the direct relationship between the personality dimension emotional stability and stress‐related symptoms, will be moderated by daily hassles, daily uplifts and coping processes. A quantitative test of a qualitatively developed model was performed. A questionnaire was sent to all Swedish military veterans who had served in the period 2011–2015 and 1859 individuals (1,614 men and 199 women, 46 individuals did not mark gender) responded (40.5% total response rate). All analyses were made separately for men and women. Comparisons between theoretically favorable and unfavorable profiles across the model variables, daily uplifts, daily hassles, functional coping and dysfunctional coping (based on a cluster analysis), showed considerable differences regarding the prevalence of stress‐related symptoms as predicted by the model and supporting the first hypothesis. Regression and moderation analyses yielded limited support for the second hypothesis. As predicted, female veterans reported a higher frequency of physical, emotional and cognitive stress‐related symptoms than male veterans. The main conclusion is that the theoretical model stood up well when empirically tested and offers a promising approach to future studies on everyday stress and health. The results contribute with new knowledge of military veterans compared to the main stream PTSD, depression and drug abuse‐oriented studies.

National Category
Health Sciences Psychology
Research subject
Ledarskap under påfrestande förhållanden
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:fhs:diva-9534 (URN)10.1111/sjop.12701 (DOI)000595652500001 ()
Available from: 2020-12-07 Created: 2020-12-07 Last updated: 2021-09-22Bibliographically approved
Svensén, S., Börjesson, M. & Fors Brandebo, M. (2021). Validering av urvalsprocessen till Officersprogrammet: Delrapportering mätning 1 och 2 2021. Karlstad: Försvarshögskolan (FHS)
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Validering av urvalsprocessen till Officersprogrammet: Delrapportering mätning 1 och 2 2021
2021 (Swedish)Report (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Karlstad: Försvarshögskolan (FHS), 2021. p. 24
Series
PM ISSL/LedAvd-K 12-2021
National Category
Other Social Sciences
Research subject
Ledarskap under påfrestande förhållanden
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:fhs:diva-10568 (URN)
Available from: 2022-01-04 Created: 2022-01-04 Last updated: 2022-01-10Bibliographically approved
Alvinius, A. & Svensén, S. (2020). Prekariserande arbetsförhållanden?: En kvalitativ studie om upplevda negativa organisatoriska arbetsvillkor inom barnomsorgen. Arbetsmarknad & Arbetsliv, 26(4), 46-64
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Prekariserande arbetsförhållanden?: En kvalitativ studie om upplevda negativa organisatoriska arbetsvillkor inom barnomsorgen
2020 (Swedish)In: Arbetsmarknad & Arbetsliv, E-ISSN 2002-343X, Vol. 26, no 4, p. 46-64Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [sv]

Syftet med denna kvalitativa studie var att få djupare förståelse för förskollärarnas och barnskötarnas upplevda organisatoriska arbetsvillkor så som de beskrevs i vittnesmålen i den 689-sidor långa förskoleuppropet #pressatläge. Studien baserades på anonymiserade vittnesmål från personal i barnomsorgen från hela Sverige. Analysen av datamaterialet resulterade i tre huvudsakliga teman: a) prekariserande arbetsförhållanden, b) förskolemiljön som en krisplats och c) barns utsatthet nu och i framtiden. Slutsatsen av studien visar att konsekvenser av dåliga arbetsvillkor i en kvinnodominerad yrkesgrupp är kortsiktiga i form av psykisk ohälsa men också långsiktiga vad gäller barnens bästa och verksamhetens framtida utveckling.

Keywords
förskollärare, prekariserande förhållanden, arbetsvillkor, kvalitiativ studie
National Category
Sociology Other Social Sciences
Research subject
Ledarskap under påfrestande förhållanden
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:fhs:diva-9543 (URN)
Available from: 2020-12-13 Created: 2020-12-13 Last updated: 2023-02-02Bibliographically approved
Svensén, S. & Jonsson, E. (2020). Rekryteringsunderlaget 2019. Stockholm: Försvarshögskolan (FHS)
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Rekryteringsunderlaget 2019
2020 (Swedish)Report (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Stockholm: Försvarshögskolan (FHS), 2020. p. 78
Series
Ledarskapscentrum Serie I.: Informations- och utbildningsmaterial ; 123
National Category
Other Social Sciences not elsewhere specified
Research subject
Ledarskap under påfrestande förhållanden
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:fhs:diva-10461 (URN)978-91-88975-04-1 (ISBN)
Available from: 2021-11-30 Created: 2021-11-30 Last updated: 2023-02-02Bibliographically approved
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