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Attrition during basic military training in the Swedish Armed Forces
Swedish Defence University, Department of Security, Strategy and Leadership (ISSL), Ledarskapscentrum.
Swedish Defence Recruitment Agency.
Human Resources Center, Swedish Armed Forces.
Swedish Defence Recruitment Agency.
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2018 (English)Conference paper, Published paper (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.

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2018.
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International Sociological Association (ISA) World Congress of Sociology, Book of Abstracts, ISSN 2522-7025
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Other Social Sciences
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Ledarskap under påfrestande förhållanden
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URN: urn:nbn:se:fhs:diva-8287OAI: oai:DiVA.org:fhs-8287DiVA, id: diva2:1274921
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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: 2019-03-28

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