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SEMPER FIDELIS – inte bara en devis!
Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Human Sciences, Department of Social Sciences.
2013 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [sv]

Det här arbetet studerar med hjälp av en attitydundersökning förhållandet mellan anställdasoldater och Försvarsmakten i syfte att utveckla förståelsen för soldaters commitment till sinarbetsgivare. Frågeställningen lyder Hur ser soldaters relationer ut till arbetsgivarenFörsvarsmakten? Arbetets teoretiska grund hämtas i begreppet relationship commitment och närmare bestämtden del som benämns attitudinal commitment. Den begreppsdefinition som nyttjas bygger ihuvudsak på Meyer och Allens (1991) tre komponenter av relationship commitment, det villsäga affective commitment (känslomässig), continuance commitment (kalkylativ) ochnormative commitment (normativ). Begreppsdefinitionen inkluderar även åtta påverkansfaktorer som var och en ges en tydlig knytning till respektive komponent avrelationship commitment. Påverkansfaktorerna utgörs av personlig kompetens, deladevärderingar, förtroende, upplevelser, relationsfördelar, relationsavvecklingskostnader samtskyldigheter och tvingande miljö.Till skillnad från många tidigare studier görs här en tydlig koppling mellan påverkansfaktoreroch komponenter. Vidare studeras relationen mellan arbetstagare och arbetsgivare inomoffentlig sektor vilket även det är relativt ovanligt. Tidigare har framförallt relationer mellanorganisationer inom privat sektor eller olika former av nätverk studerats.Undersökningens resultat visar att soldaternas relation med Försvarsmakten framföralltbygger på en känslomässig grund där personlig kompetens och upplevelser samt deladevärderingar har störst betydelse. Därtill kan föras att även förtroende har viss betydelse förrelationen. Inom den kalkylativa komponenten spelar en förväntan om personlig utveckling enviss roll, men i övrigt har komponenten begränsat inflytande på relationen. I studienkonstateras också att det i princip inte finns någon normativ grund i soldaternas relation medFörsvarsmakten.

Abstract [en]

Using an attitude survey, this essay studies the relationship between employed soldiers and their employer the Swedish Armed Forces in order to develop an understanding of therelationship between these parties. The research question is: What do soldiers' relationships totheir employer, the Swedish Armed Forces, look like?The theoretical basis of the study is build on the theories of relationship commitment, andmore specifically the part that can be linked to attitudinal commitment. The conceptualdefinition used is mainly based on Meyer and Allen's (1991) three components of relationshipcommitment, namely affective commitment (emotional), continuance commitment(calculating) and normative commitment (normative). The concept definition also includeseight influencing factors, each given a clear linkage to the respective component ofrelationship commitment. The influencing factors are personal competence, shared values, trust, experiences, relationship benefits, relationship termination costs, obligations andimperative environment.Unlike many previous studies done in this area, a clear link between the influencing factorsand their respective components is defined. In addition, the survey covers the relationshipbetween workers and employers in the public sector which is also relatively rare. Previously,mainly relationships between organizations in the private sector or in various forms ofnetwork have been studied.The results of the survey show that soldiers' relationship with the Swedish Armed Forces arebased in particular on an emotional basis, where feelings of personal competence, desire forexperiences and shared values are most important. In addition, trust has some but lesssignificance for the relationship. Within the caculating component an expectation of personaldevelopment play a certain role but otherwise the component has limited influence on the relationship. In principle, there is no normative basis in the soldiers' relationship with theSwedish Armed Forces.Keywords:

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2013. , 42 p.
Keyword [en]
relationship, attitudinal, commitment
Keyword [sv]
relationship, attitudinal, commitment, relationer, attityder, engagemang, upplevelser, soldater, Försvarsmakten
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Business Administration
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URN: urn:nbn:se:miun:diva-21922Local ID: FÖ-H13-G3-001OAI: oai:DiVA.org:miun-21922DiVA: diva2:716633
Subject / course
Business Administration FE1
Educational program
BSc Programme in Business and Economics SEKOG 180 higher education credits
Uppsok
Social and Behavioural Science, Law
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Available from: 2014-05-13 Created: 2014-05-12 Last updated: 2014-05-13Bibliographically approved

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