Cristin-resultat-ID: 1246718
Sist endret: 26. august 2015 14:15
NVI-rapporteringsår: 2015
Resultat
Vitenskapelig artikkel
2015

The effects of the role of the group, the role of the leader, the emotional distance to the enemy, and the aggressive predisposition upon killing

Bidragsytere:
  • Ole Boe og
  • Aksel H. Johannessen

Tidsskrift

Kasmera
ISSN 0075-5222
NVI-nivå 0

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Vitenskapelig artikkel
Publiseringsår: 2015
Volum: 43
Hefte: 6
Sider: 125 - 144
Open Access

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Tittel

The effects of the role of the group, the role of the leader, the emotional distance to the enemy, and the aggressive predisposition upon killing

Sammendrag

The Norwegian Army has experienced a shift in challenges facing the soldiers during the last years. Norwegian soldiers in Afghanistan have experienced a growing amount of combat operations in which they have had to fire upon the enemy in order to kill him. Based upon this growing trend, it was of interest to investigate which factors may contribute to the willingness to kill. The research question in this paper was therefore which factors affect the Norwegian soldiers will to kill? In this article we investigate four different factors that may affect the willingness to kill in order to answer this question. These four factors were the role of the group, the role of the leader, the emotional distance to the enemy, and the degree of aggressive predisposition of the individual soldier. The informants in this paper were soldiers from a Norwegian Army Battalion. They all had participated in operations where they had to fire upon the enemy in order to kill. They were interviewed based upon the four previously mentioned factors. A semi-structured interview was used in order to collect data from the informants. The results from the interviews revealed that the role of the group was very important in order to increase the willingness to kill. The aggressive predisposition of the individual soldier was also found to be an important factor in order to increase the willingness to kill. However, neither the role of the leader nor the emotional distance to the enemy contributed to the soldier´s willingness to kill.

Bidragsytere

Aktiv cristin-person

Ole Boe

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

Aksel H. Johannessen

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