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Sorokin A. I. Military Identity of an Officer: Questionnaire and Its Validation. Izvestiya of Saratov University. Educational Acmeology. Developmental Psychology, 2019, vol. 8, iss. 3, pp. 256-261. DOI:


Military Identity of an Officer: Questionnaire and Its Validation


The purpose of the study presented in the article is to develop and validate the original technique for determining military identity level. The relevance of research topic is conditioned by the lack of methods for determining military identity level of military personnel. We proposed a new tool to determine the level of military identity. The hypothesis of the study was an assumption that the tool that was developed for assessing military identity level of officers is valid and reliable. The study was carried out at Saratov military order of Zhukov of the Red Banner Institute of the National Guard of the Russian Federation. The sample consisted of 265 military students, males, students of the 1-5 year, aged 17-24, representatives of various social and demographic groups. When developing the questionnaire we used recommendations by V.P. Ustinov regarding the development of psycho-diagnostic methods and their use in empirical studies. In the process of designing the questionnaire, we carried out reliability check (in terms of internal consistency of the questionnaire parts) for obvious and substantive validity, the results of which revealed that this technique is a reliable and valid diagnostic tool helping to determine military identity level of military personnel. The obtained results can be practically used by professional and psychological selection teams to identify professional suitability of applicants (candidates) entering military universities, as well as to diagnose professional responsibility of officers and take into account its features when they are appointed to military positions


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