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What Motivates Swedish Soldiers to Participate in Peacekeeping Missions: Research Note
Swedish National Defence College, Department of Leadership and Management (ILM). (Ledarskap under påfrestande förhållanden)
2011 (English)In: Armed forces and society, ISSN 0095-327X, E-ISSN 1556-0848, Vol. 1, no 37, 180-190 p.Article in journal, Editorial material (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

During the last ten years, the Swedish Armed Forces has undergone a transformationin its shift toward worldwide peacekeeping operations. Subsequently, the Swedishgovernment is moving away from conscription to an all-voluntary recruitment system.This transition may lead to substantial challenges in recruiting new soldiers for theArmed Forces as well as for peacekeeping operations. A key to successful recruitment is understanding what motivates young men and women to participate in peacekeepingoperations. This research note addresses questions about what motivated Swedishpeacekeeping soldiers to join the 5th mission to Liberia and the 14th mission toKosovo in 2006. Fabrizio Battistelli’s motivation typology, paleomodern, modern, andpostmodern, is used in the analysis. The results show that all three motives were represented but that postmodern motives were by far the most common motivator

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Los Angeles: Sage Publications, 2011. Vol. 1, no 37, 180-190 p.
Keyword [en]
peacekeeping soldiers, motivation, all-volunteer force, Battistelli, typology
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Social Sciences
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Ledarskap under påfrestande förhållanden
URN: urn:nbn:se:fhs:diva-2580DOI: 10.1177/0095327X10372597ISI: 000285627300009OAI: diva2:525985
Available from: 2012-05-09 Created: 2012-05-09 Last updated: 2013-06-14Bibliographically approved

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