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Examining the impact of personality and situational factors on decision making among military staffs
Karlstad University, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (starting 2013). Försvarshögskolan. (Avdelningen för psykologi)
2014 (English)In: Journal of Military Studies, ISSN 1700-3350, Vol. 5, no 2Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Military staff performance may be inferior due to several reasons. The purpose of the present survey was to study the impact of stress reactions, personality factors, situation awareness, and maladaptive group dynamics on the frequency of faulty decision-making in Swedish high-level military staffs. Participants were mainly captains and majors, but also lieutenant colonels and colonels took part (n = 256, 61 % response rate). A self-made questionnaire was administered in two staff exercises. Maladaptive group dynamics, stress exposure, lack of situation awareness, and negative stress reactions were the strongest predictors of poor staff performance, while personality had less impact.

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Helsingfors: Finnish Society for Military Sciences and National Defence University , 2014. Vol. 5, no 2
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staff; performance; stress reactions; personality; group dynamics; decision-making
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Applied Psychology
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URN: urn:nbn:se:kau:diva-33888OAI: diva2:751433
Available from: 2014-10-01 Created: 2014-10-01 Last updated: 2015-07-03Bibliographically approved

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