Adaptability Issues in Professional Training of the Military
- 10.2991/assehr.k.200316.144How to use a DOI?
- adaptability, professional training, the military, cadets, military school
Military education has its own specific features. It is assumed that professional training of future officers requires special attention to adaptability issues. The present study investigates this assumption. Adaptability is a crucial issue for operating in the dynamic military environment and future officers should be prepared to respond effectively and appropriately to their professional challenges and demands. In the context of professional military training, it enables future military leaders to adjust their patterns of thinking, feeling or behavior in response to new situational contingencies, experiences, encounters and information. This study also shows that a variety of personal characteristics influence different dimensions of adaptability. Cognitive flexibility was found to be one of the main constituencies of adaptability in general. Results of this study contribute to a better understanding of adaptability issues in professional training of the military and influencing personality characteristics. A questionnaire was used to measure self-assessed and peer assessed adaptability. Thirty respondents participated in the study all being cadets of the third year of study at Ryazan Guard Higher Airborne Command School. Self-assessment in most cases was higher than peer assessment. It shows that the cadets have very strong desire to achieve high adaptability in the professional training and assess their adaptability at the best of their understanding. The instructors see the perspectives of the cadets’ future professional training. That is why they assess the cadets’ adaptability from the point of view of the officer of the airborne troops.
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TY - CONF AU - Alexander V. Belin AU - Maksim P. Berendeev AU - Alexey A. Mikerin AU - Pavel F. Kotov AU - Lidia P. Kostikova AU - Anatoly Yu. Belogurov PY - 2020 DA - 2020/03/19 TI - Adaptability Issues in Professional Training of the Military BT - Proceedings of the 4th International Conference on Culture, Education and Economic Development of Modern Society (ICCESE 2020) PB - Atlantis Press SP - 660 EP - 663 SN - 2352-5398 UR - https://doi.org/10.2991/assehr.k.200316.144 DO - 10.2991/assehr.k.200316.144 ID - Belin2020 ER -