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Oskarsson, Emma
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Bergh, D. & Oskarsson, E. (2022). Analysis of the psychometric properties of a dice test - strategies for item difficulty and targeting improvements. In: : . Paper presented at PMhealth workshop – Psychometrics and Metrology in the health sciences 2022, Kristianstad, Sweden, June 13-15, 2022.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Analysis of the psychometric properties of a dice test - strategies for item difficulty and targeting improvements
2022 (English)Conference paper, Oral presentation only (Other academic)
National Category
Psychology
Research subject
Leadership and Command & Control
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:fhs:diva-10966 (URN)
Conference
PMhealth workshop – Psychometrics and Metrology in the health sciences 2022, Kristianstad, Sweden, June 13-15, 2022
Available from: 2022-06-29 Created: 2022-06-29 Last updated: 2022-07-12Bibliographically approved
Löfgren Rollof, M., Österberg, J., Nilsson, J. & Oskarsson, E. (2022). Reservofficerares upplevelser av sin utbildning och deras vidare engagemang i Försvarsmakten: En kvalitativ intervjustudie hösten 2021. Försvarshögskolan (FHS)
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Reservofficerares upplevelser av sin utbildning och deras vidare engagemang i Försvarsmakten: En kvalitativ intervjustudie hösten 2021
2022 (Swedish)Report (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Försvarshögskolan (FHS), 2022
Series
PM ILL-K ; 4-2022
National Category
Other Social Sciences
Research subject
Leadership and Command & Control
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:fhs:diva-11298 (URN)
Available from: 2023-01-11 Created: 2023-01-11 Last updated: 2023-01-11Bibliographically approved
Oskarsson, E., Lundell, E. & Österberg, J. (2022). Results from a work-life balance survey: A comparative study in Denmark, Finland, Norway, and Sweden. Försvarshögskolan (FHS)
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Results from a work-life balance survey: A comparative study in Denmark, Finland, Norway, and Sweden
2022 (English)Report (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Försvarshögskolan (FHS), 2022
Series
PM ILL-K ; 7-2022
National Category
Other Social Sciences
Research subject
Leadership and Command & Control
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:fhs:diva-11302 (URN)
Available from: 2023-01-11 Created: 2023-01-11 Last updated: 2023-01-11Bibliographically approved
Österberg, J., Oskarsson, E. & Nilsson, J. (2021). Perceptions of Officer Training Among Newly Employed Officers and Specialist Officers in the Swedish Armed Forces: A Qualitative Study. Scandinavian Journal of Military Studies, 4(1), 50-61
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Perceptions of Officer Training Among Newly Employed Officers and Specialist Officers in the Swedish Armed Forces: A Qualitative Study
2021 (English)In: Scandinavian Journal of Military Studies, E-ISSN 2596-3856, Vol. 4, no 1, p. 50-61Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Professional officer training in Sweden has gone through some major changes in the last 30 years. The current officer system is a two-category system, where officers complete the three-year academic Officers’ Programme, and specialist officers complete 18 months of vocational training at the Swedish Armed Forces’ training schools. The aim of this study was to investigate newly graduated officers’ and specialist officers’ perceptions of their officer training. Results showed that their perceptions could be covered by three overriding themes: identification, vertical versus horizontal career paths and the perceived relevance of the officer training. Furthermore, the respondents’ officer identification seemed to have developed before officer training, and the individual motivators concerned deliberate choices of becoming either an officer or a specialist officer. Coaching was crucial to both officers and specialist officers. However, the officers stated that coaching came at an early stage of their basic military training, whereas specialist officers were coached at a later stage in their career. The implications for the Swedish Armed Forces is that identification and career path are issues that need to be addressed early in a soldier’s military career, and that officer training needs to be more focussed on defining career paths, especially for specialist officers.   

Keywords
identification, officers, specialist officers, officer training, career
National Category
Other Social Sciences not elsewhere specified
Research subject
Ledarskap under påfrestande förhållanden
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:fhs:diva-10465 (URN)10.31374/sjms.63 (DOI)
Available from: 2021-11-30 Created: 2021-11-30 Last updated: 2021-12-05Bibliographically 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
Oskarsson, E., Österberg, J. & Nilsson, J. (2021). Varför påbörjar individer spcialistofficersutbildning?. Karlstad: Försvarshögskolan (FHS)
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Varför påbörjar individer spcialistofficersutbildning?
2021 (Swedish)Report (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Karlstad: Försvarshögskolan (FHS), 2021. p. 5
Series
PM ISSL/LedAvd-K 11-2021
National Category
Other Social Sciences
Research subject
Ledarskap under påfrestande förhållanden
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:fhs:diva-10567 (URN)
Available from: 2022-01-04 Created: 2022-01-04 Last updated: 2022-01-10Bibliographically approved
Oskarsson, E., Österberg, J. & Nilsson, J. (2021). Work-life balance among newly employed officers: a qualitative study. Health Psychology Report, 9(1), 39-48
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Work-life balance among newly employed officers: a qualitative study
2021 (English)In: Health Psychology Report, ISSN 2353-4184, E-ISSN 2353-5571, Vol. 9, no 1, p. 39-48Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Background: A military career puts great demands on the individual as regards combining working life and private life. The military and the family both demand time, energy, engagement, and commitment from the individual. Finding an appropriate balance between work and non-work might be particularly complex during military training and deployments that require extended periods away from home. The aim of this study was to investigate newly employed officers’ perceptions of work-life balance and its implications for future careers.

Participants and procedure: This article is based on 34 semi-structured interviews with newly employed officers and non-commissioned officers in the Swedish Armed Forces (SAF). The interviews were analyzed according to the six-phase approach of coding and theme development by thematic analysis.

Results: The analysis resulted in the emergence of three main themes: coping with different loyalties, individual and organizational strategies, and concerns about the future. All officers expressed loyalty to their work and organization, but these perceptions were influenced by significant others in private life. High ambitions in combination with stressful working conditions made organizational supportive strategies important, but these differed between units. Concerns about a constantly high workload and lack of recovery were highlighted, as well as concerns about future career and family building.

Conclusions: In order to retain qualified personnel, the SAF should provide support and create conditions that help employees to balance work and non-work. A career in the Armed Forces will inevitably entail a reduced work-life balance, and our results show that the newly employed officers are highly aware of this. To ease the pressure, the SAF could be clearer about the expectations on their new employees.

Keywords
work-life balance, career, military officers
National Category
Other Social Sciences not elsewhere specified
Research subject
Ledarskap under påfrestande förhållanden
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:fhs:diva-9875 (URN)10.5114/hpr.2020.101250 (DOI)000638244300004 ()
Available from: 2021-04-25 Created: 2021-04-25 Last updated: 2021-09-22Bibliographically approved
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