Cristin-resultat-ID: 1191796
Sist endret: 30. mars 2017 11:33
NVI-rapporteringsår: 2015
Resultat
Vitenskapelig artikkel
2015

Developing an observational instrument for measuring character strengths during military field exercises

Bidragsytere:
  • Ole Boe
  • Henning Bang og
  • Fredrik Andre Nilsen

Tidsskrift

Procedia - Social and Behavioral Sciences
ISSN 1877-0428
e-ISSN 1877-0428
NVI-nivå 1

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Vitenskapelig artikkel
Publiseringsår: 2015
Volum: 197
Sider: 1126 - 1133

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Tittel

Developing an observational instrument for measuring character strengths during military field exercises

Sammendrag

Problem statement: Serving as an officer in international military operations is often demanding, and requires that the officer has a well-developed character. Character and character strength are difficult concepts to measure objectively. The most common method for measuring character strengths is with a rating instrument called VIA-IS (Peterson & Seligman, 2004). It employs subjective self-rating measures which may not reflect the character strengths actually displayed in difficult and particularly stressful situations. Observer-based measures of character strength are not yet developed in the research literature. Purpose of study: To design an observer-based instrument to measure vital character strengths during military field exercises at the Norwegian Military Academy (NMA). Method: 12 previously-determined character strengths required for succeeding as a military officer were introduced to participants in a workshop of experienced military officers with expertise in infantry disciplines. The purpose of the workshop was to construct observable measures of the 12 character strengths to assess military cadets during combat field exercises. The workshop participants developed several observable measures for each of the 12 character strengths. Conclusion: The observable measures developed form the basis for an observational instrument to measure character strengths during military field exercises.

Bidragsytere

Aktiv cristin-person

Ole Boe

  • Tilknyttet:
    Forfatter
    ved Krigsskolen (KS) ved Forsvarets høgskole

Henning Bang

  • Tilknyttet:
    Forfatter
    ved Psykologisk institutt ved Universitetet i Oslo

Fredrik Andre Nilsen

  • Tilknyttet:
    Forfatter
    ved Krigsskolen (KS) ved Forsvarets høgskole
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