Print Email Facebook Twitter Perceived demands during modern military operations Title Perceived demands during modern military operations Author Boermans, S.M. Kamphuis, W. Delahaij, R. Korteling, J.E. Euwema, M. Publication year 2013 Abstract Using a cross-sectional design, this study explored operational demands during the International Security Assistance Force for Afghanistan (2009-2010) across distinct military units. A total of 1,413 Dutch soldiers, nested within four types of units (i.e., combat, combat support, service support, and command support units) filled out a 23-item self-survey in which they were asked to evaluate the extent to which they experienced operational characteristics as demanding. Exploratory factor analysis identified six underlying dimensions of demands. Multivariate analysis of variance revealed that distinct units are characterized by their own unique constellation of perceived demands, even after controlling for previous deployment experience. Most notable findings were found when comparing combat units to other types of units. These insights can be used to better prepare different types of military units for deployment, and support them in the specific demands they face during deployment. Subject HumanTPI - Training & Performance Innovations HOI - Human Behaviour & Organisational InnovationsBSS - Behavioural and Societal SciencesDefence ResearchDefenceDefence, Safety and Security To reference this document use: http://resolver.tudelft.nl/uuid:72e617f8-debc-40ee-87ba-da18d9397b09 DOI https://doi.org/10.7205/milmed-d-12-00463 TNO identifier 474223 Source Military Medicine, 178 (7), 722-728 Bibliographical note In het tijdschrift een van de auteurs helaas abusievelijk vermeld als: Wim Kamhuis Document type article Files To receive the publication files, please send an e-mail request to TNO Library.