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Jonsson, Emma
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Wallenius, C., Brandow, C., Berglund, A. K. & Jonsson, E. (2019). Anchoring Sweden’s Post-conscript Military: Insights From Elites in the Political and Military Realm. Armed forces and society, 45(3), 452-471
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Anchoring Sweden’s Post-conscript Military: Insights From Elites in the Political and Military Realm
2019 (English)In: Armed forces and society, ISSN 0095-327X, E-ISSN 1556-0848, Vol. 45, no 3, p. 452-471Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

The universal nature of conscription ties or anchors broad segments of society to the military. What happens to societal anchoring after the draft ends? Using in-depth interviews with two groups of elites, this article explores factors that promote and hinder the Swedish Military’s societal anchoring post-conscription. The first group consisted of 18 executives at the Swedish Armed Forces (SAF) headquarters with strategic positions in relation to societal anchoring. The second group consisted of 15 representatives from the corresponding political level: members of the parliamentary Committee on Defense and their officials. The interviews were semistructured and analyzed according to a grounded theory-inspired approach. Main themes concerning obstacles were the public’s low interest and dated knowledge, an unclear political debate resulting in vague expectations concerning the SAF, as well as unclear responsibility for informing the public, and confidence gaps between the military and the political elite.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Sage Publications, 2019
Keywords
civil–military relations, defense policy, democracy, governmental organization, military organization, public policy
National Category
Political Science
Research subject
Ledarskap under påfrestande förhållanden
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:fhs:diva-7340 (URN)10.1177/0095327X18755107 (DOI)
Funder
Swedish Armed Forces
Available from: 2018-03-14 Created: 2018-03-14 Last updated: 2019-12-16Bibliographically approved
Jonsson, E., Lantz, J., Lindgren, R.-M., Törner, B. & Lindqvist, A. (2019). Metodförsök med systematisk urvalsuppföljning: Delrapport: Erfarenheter och resultat från 2017. Karlstad: Försvarshögskolan (FHS)
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2019 (Swedish)Report (Other academic)
Abstract [sv]

Syftet med metodförsöket med systematisk urvalsuppföljning är att utveckla metoder för inhämtning och analys av information om rekryter som avgår och fullföljer grundutbildningen, samt att undersöka om valda metoder genererar tillräckligt bra underlag för att kontinuerligt utveckla antagningsprövning, rekrytutbildning och utbildningsmiljö vid förband.

I projektet samarbetar Försvarsmakten, Rekryteringsmyndigheten och Försvarshögskolan för att identifiera framgångsfaktorer för kostnadseffektivt och träffsäkert urval, samt att identifiera faktorer som som predicerar avgångar från den militära grundutbildningen vid Försvarsmakten och som predicerar fortsatt engagemang i Försvarsmakten direkt efter grundutbildningen. 

Denna delrapport presenterar erfarenheter, resultat och åtgärdsförslag från projektet med systematisk urvalsuppföljning avseende militärpsykologiskt urval som genomfördes med rekryter som ryckte in under 2017.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Karlstad: Försvarshögskolan (FHS), 2019. p. 81
Series
Ledarskapscentrum Serie T.: Utredningar och tekniska rapporter ; 42
National Category
Other Social Sciences
Research subject
Ledarskap under påfrestande förhållanden
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:fhs:diva-8892 (URN)9789186137960 (ISBN)
Available from: 2020-01-09 Created: 2020-01-09 Last updated: 2020-02-05Bibliographically approved
Svensén, S. & Jonsson, E. (2019). Rekryteringsunderlaget 2018: Återinförd värnplikt kompletterad med frivillighet. Karlstad: Försvarshögskolan (FHS)
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Rekryteringsunderlaget 2018: Återinförd värnplikt kompletterad med frivillighet
2019 (Swedish)Report (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Karlstad: Försvarshögskolan (FHS), 2019
Series
Ledarskapscentrum Serie I.: Informations- och utbildningsmaterial ; 121
National Category
Other Social Sciences
Research subject
Ledarskap under påfrestande förhållanden
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:fhs:diva-8893 (URN)9789186137977 (ISBN)
Available from: 2020-01-09 Created: 2020-01-09 Last updated: 2020-02-05Bibliographically approved
Jonsson, E. & Svensén, S. (2019). Sweden: from conscription to an all-volunteer force and back. In: : . Paper presented at 15th ERGOMAS Biennial Conference, June 17-21, 2019, Lisbon, Portugal.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Sweden: from conscription to an all-volunteer force and back
2019 (English)Conference paper, Oral presentation only (Other academic)
National Category
Other Social Sciences
Research subject
Ledarskap under påfrestande förhållanden
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:fhs:diva-8898 (URN)
Conference
15th ERGOMAS Biennial Conference, June 17-21, 2019, Lisbon, Portugal
Note

Recruitment and retention, Session 3: Conscription versus all-volunteer forces

Available from: 2020-01-09 Created: 2020-01-09 Last updated: 2020-01-19Bibliographically approved
Jonsson, E., Svensén, S., Lindqvist, A., Lantz, J., Lindgren, R.-M. & Törner, B. (2019). Systematic follow-up of the psychological selection to SAF. In: : . Paper presented at 61st International Military Testing Association (IMTA) Conference, October 7-11, 2019, Tallin, Estonia.
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2019 (English)Conference paper, Oral presentation only (Other academic)
National Category
Other Social Sciences
Research subject
Ledarskap under påfrestande förhållanden
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:fhs:diva-8900 (URN)
Conference
61st International Military Testing Association (IMTA) Conference, October 7-11, 2019, Tallin, Estonia
Available from: 2020-01-09 Created: 2020-01-09 Last updated: 2020-01-19Bibliographically approved
Svensén, S., Bjelanovic, V., Jonsson, E., Lantz, J., Lindgren, R.-M., Törner, B., . . . Lindqvist, A. (2018). Attrition during basic military training in the Swedish Armed Forces. In: : . Paper presented at The 60th International Military Testing Association (IMTA) Conference, October 15-19, 2018, Kingston, Ontario, Canada.
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2018 (English)Conference paper, Published paper (Other academic)
National Category
Other Social Sciences
Research subject
Ledarskap under påfrestande förhållanden
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:fhs:diva-8282 (URN)
Conference
The 60th International Military Testing Association (IMTA) Conference, October 15-19, 2018, Kingston, Ontario, Canada
Available from: 2019-01-03 Created: 2019-01-03 Last updated: 2019-08-01
Jonsson, E., Bjelanovic, V., Lantz, J., Lindgren, R.-M., Lindqvist, A. & Törner, B. (2018). Attrition during Basic Military Training in the Swedish Armed Forces. In: : . Paper presented at XIX ISA (International Sociological Association) World Congress of Sociology, July 15-21, 2018, Toronto, Kanada (pp. 474). International Sociological Association, Article ID RC01-29.2.
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2018 (English)Conference paper, Oral presentation with published abstract (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

Attrition from basic military training is a serious and costly problem for Armed Forces. When the Swedish Armed Forces transformed from a conscript-based force to an all-volunteer force in 2010 the knowledge about reasons for attrition decreased, due to changed procedures. Today a recruit can leave basic military training within 24 hours and without further explanations. The project “Systematic follow-up of the psychological selection”, aims at developing the admission tests, the basic military training and the work environment at the military units in order to reduce attrition. The project is a collaboration between the Swedish Armed Forces including the Internal Occupational Health Care Center and Human Resources, the Swedish Defence Recruitment Agency and the Swedish Defence University.

Data is collected from the admission tests, questionnaires (first week/baseline, and last week of training) and interviews with recruits who drop out. The project aims to predict attrition caused by other factors than injuries and to predict further engagement/employment in the Swedish Armed Forces.

Partly due to difficulties to employ sufficient numbers to the Swedish Armed Forces, the Swedish Government have decided to reestablish the conscription in 2018. The conscription will be gender neutral and work as a complement to the volunteer recruitment. We believe that the methods of this project and the knowledge gained are as reliable for a conscript-based training as for a volunteer training.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
International Sociological Association, 2018
Series
International Sociological Association (ISA) World Congress of Sociology, Book of Abstracts, ISSN 2522-7025
National Category
Other Social Sciences
Research subject
Ledarskap under påfrestande förhållanden
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:fhs:diva-8287 (URN)
Conference
XIX ISA (International Sociological Association) World Congress of Sociology, July 15-21, 2018, Toronto, Kanada
Available from: 2019-01-03 Created: 2019-01-03 Last updated: 2020-01-20
Jonsson, E. & Österberg, J. (2018). Försvarsmaktens attraktivitet bland unga i Sverige: Ett samarbetsprojekt inom European Defence Agency. Karlstad: Försvarshögskolan (FHS)
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Försvarsmaktens attraktivitet bland unga i Sverige: Ett samarbetsprojekt inom European Defence Agency
2018 (Swedish)Report (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Karlstad: Försvarshögskolan (FHS), 2018. p. 31
Series
Ledarskapscentrum Serie I.: Informations- och utbildningsmaterial ; 110
National Category
Political Science
Research subject
Ledarskap under påfrestande förhållanden
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:fhs:diva-7345 (URN)978-91-86137-71-7 (ISBN)
Available from: 2018-03-16 Created: 2018-03-16 Last updated: 2018-03-19Bibliographically approved
Jonsson, E., Bjelanovic, V., Lantz, J., Lindgren, R.-M., Svensén, S., Törner, B., . . . Lindqvist, A. (2018). Metodförsök med systematisk urvalsuppföljning: Delrapport: Resultat och erfarenheter från 2016. Karlstad: Försvarshögskolan (FHS)
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2018 (Swedish)Report (Other academic)
Abstract [sv]

Syftet med metodförsöket med systematisk urvalsuppföljning är att fördjupa förståelsen för avgångs- och framgångsorsaker under militär grundutbildning vid Försvarsmakten, samt att kunna använda resultaten som underlag för anpassning av krav, tester, urvalskriterier och utbildning.

I projektet samarbetar Försvarsmakten, Rekryteringsmyndigheten och Försvarshögskolan för att identifiera faktorer som predicerar avgångar från den militära grundutbildningen vid Försvarsmakten och samtidigt identifiera framgångsfaktorer för kostnadseffektivt och träffsäkert urval vid Rekryteringsmyndigheten.

Denna delrapport presenterar erfarenheter, resultat och åtgärdsförslag från det andra försöket med systematisk urvalsuppföljning avseende militärpsykologiskt urval som genomfördes med rekryter som ryckte in under 2016.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Karlstad: Försvarshögskolan (FHS), 2018. p. 93
Series
Ledarskapscentrum Serie T.: Utredningar och tekniska rapporter ; 41
National Category
Other Social Sciences
Research subject
Ledarskap under påfrestande förhållanden
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:fhs:diva-8280 (URN)978-91-86137-77-9 (ISBN)
Funder
Swedish Armed Forces
Available from: 2019-01-03 Created: 2019-01-03 Last updated: 2019-01-16Bibliographically approved
Österberg, J., Jonsson, E. & Berglund, A. K. (2018). Pridobivanje častnikov - izboljševanje procesa: Officer Recruitment - Improving the Process. Sodobni vojaški izziv / Contemporary Military Challenges, 20(2), 23-35
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Pridobivanje častnikov - izboljševanje procesa: Officer Recruitment - Improving the Process
2018 (English)In: Sodobni vojaški izziv / Contemporary Military Challenges, ISSN 2232-2825, Vol. 20, no 2, p. 23-35Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

The only way to become an officer in Sweden is to complete the three-year Officers’ Programme (OP). In the selection process for the OP, there is a large gap between the number of applicants and the number of individuals who start the programme. One consequence of this is that the OP has not been fully manned since 2008, thus leaving the Swedish Armed Forces (SAF) with a shortage of officers. Manning the SAF with sufficient officers with the right qualifications is a priority, and henceforth the number of cadets must increase. Therefore, in 2014, a project was launched with the aim of examining recruitment to and selection for the OP, as well as identifying success factors and areas of improvement. An additional ambition was to introduce measures intended to increase recruiting efficiency based on the results, and the proportion of individuals who enter the OP.

The project led to the implementation of a different recruitment strategy in 2016 and 2017. Early in the selection process applicants were contacted by cadets already studying on the OP, and were invited to an information meeting at the Swedish Defence University. Those who were selected to start the OP were also contacted by their future platoon commanders, who provided useful information. The outcomes show that the numbers of cadets starting the OP increased, and the dropout rate during the selection process was lower than before.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Ljubljana: Generalštab Slovenske vojske / General Staff of the Slovenian Armed Forces, 2018
Keywords
recruitment, officers, officer's programme, Swedish Armes Forces
National Category
Other Social Sciences
Research subject
Ledarskap under påfrestande förhållanden
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:fhs:diva-8182 (URN)
Available from: 2018-10-01 Created: 2018-10-01 Last updated: 2018-10-01Bibliographically approved
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