Military Individual Readiness

État de préparation militaire de l'individu

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Authors
  1. Adams, B.D.
  2. Hall, C.D.T.
  3. Thomson, M.H.
Corporate Authors
Defence R&D Canada - Toronto, Toronto ONT (CAN);Humansystems Inc, Guelph ONT (CAN)
Abstract
The Individual Readiness section at Defence Research and Development Canada (DRDC) Toronto is initiating a program of research investigating military individual readiness of Canadian Forces (CF) personnel. This literature review was conducted to provide a broad understanding of the various elements of individual readiness and factors that influence readiness. This review begins with definitions of individual readiness. Current models and measures of individual readiness were also considered. The review then identified and described antecedents of individual readiness, including the CF organization, skill training, and personnel support programs. This ensured individual readiness would be considered from the organizational level as well as the individual level. Following this, the factors influencing individual readiness were examined with particular connection to the impact on performance. A draft model of military individual readiness is presented. Individual readiness dimensions include organizational citizenship behaviour, commitment, identification (with the CF), job satisfaction, perceived organizational support, technical competence, self-efficacy, coping skills, physical fitness, family adaptation, and work-life balance. The literature concludes with a discussion articulating a possible research program to explore military individual readiness.

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Keywords
individual readiness;Canadian Forces;definitions;models;measures;organization;skill training;personnel support programs;organizational citizenship behaviour;commitment;identification;job satisfaction;perceived organizational support;technical competence;self-efficacy;coping skills;physical fitness;family adaptation;work-life balance;regimental system;leadership;collective efficacy;unit climate;organizational outcomes
Report Number
DRDC-TORONTO-CR-2009-075 — Contractor Report
Date of publication
31 Mar 2009
Number of Pages
120
DSTKIM No
CA034568
CANDIS No
534062
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Electronic Document(PDF)

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