Comparative Study

| Published: May 20, 2018

Emotional Climate in UN Peacekeeping Organization: An Exploratory Study

Parvender S. Negi ,

Masters Student at Department of Psychology, University of Delhi (North Campus), India Google Scholar More about the auther

Nity Sharma ,

Scientist ‘D’ at Defence Institute of Psychological Research (DIPR), New Delhi, India Google Scholar More about the auther

DIP: 18.01.012/20180602

DOI: 10.25215/0602.012


UN peacekeeping missions involve the participation of military personnel from different countries, and all the interactions between soldiers take place in a culturally diverse military environment. Deployment in a foreign soil, away from family and home creates a lot of physical and emotional challenges for the soldiers; therefore the emotional climate of the military base gains importance. This paper aims to explore the emotional climate and the factors influencing it in a UN military organization in Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Africa. The data was gathered from 5 officers of Indian Armed Forces deployed in DRC, using e-mail interviewing technique in which participants’ responses were gathered using an interview schedule of open-ended questions. The findings suggest that overall a positive emotional climate of security and trust exists in the organization. Political context, commanders’ practices and the relationships among soldiers are the factors influencing and shaping the emotional climate. Future research into these factors is important to help identify positive climate practices (PEC) which have several implications for the soldiers’ performance, motivation, and well-being.
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ISSN 2349-3429

DIP: 18.01.012/20180602

DOI: 10.25215/0602.012

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Published in   Volume 06, Issue 2, April-June, 2018

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