Proceedings of the First International Conference on Administration Science (ICAS 2019)

Evolution of Leadership in Esprit De Corps: Evidence from military organization

Authors
Lutfi Adin Affandi, Ma’ruf Akbar, Dedi Purwana, Muhammad Fadli Hanafi
Corresponding Author
Lutfi Adin Affandi
Available Online August 2019.
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/icas-19.2019.83How to use a DOI?
Keywords
leadership; esprit de corps; desertion intention; recruitment
Abstract
Military problems throughout the world are the presence of members in their units. The presence of personnel in units, especially in carrying out basic tasks, is in the military. Absence without permission, or called desertion, is considered illegal, which is one of the crimes regulated by law. Esprit de corps is the unit spirit which functions as a member of the unit. Esprit de corps was built since the recruitment process. Leadership plays an important role in maintaining esprit de corps unit strength. The unit's adherence to its members is expected to be able to suppress the intention of deserting unit members. This quantitative study aims to empirically determine what factors directly influence member desertion intentions. By using the Structural Equation Modeling (SEM) estimation technique on 300 respondents who are Navy soldiers, the results show that esprit de corps is the most significant variable to reduce desertion intentions. Indicators of more unit values provide the most powerful influence in explaining esprit de corps. Leadership is also like that but not as strong as esprit de corps. What's interesting is the influence of leadership is very strong against esprit de corps. Attention to members through direct communication is a very strong indicator of leadership in increasing unit esprit de corps.
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Volume Title
Proceedings of the First International Conference on Administration Science (ICAS 2019)
Series
Advances in Social Science, Education and Humanities Research
Publication Date
August 2019
ISBN
978-94-6252-780-5
ISSN
2352-5398
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/icas-19.2019.83How to use a DOI?
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This is an open access article distributed under the CC BY-NC license.

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