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An Empirical Study of Influencing Factors Affecting the Morale of Fire Officers

  • Crisisonomy
  • Abbr : KRCEM
  • 2019, 15(5), pp.13-34
  • DOI : 10.14251/crisisonomy.2019.15.5.13
  • Publisher : Crisis and Emergency Management: Theory and Praxis
  • Research Area : Social Science > Public Policy > Public Policy in general
  • Received : March 20, 2019
  • Accepted : May 21, 2019
  • Published : May 31, 2019

Kim JeeEun 1 Lee, Jae Eun 1

1충북대학교

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ABSTRACT

The purpose of this study is to raise the morale of fire officers who are disaster management activists and to find the factors that affect morale in order to manage the morale of fire fighting organization efficiently. Morale can be defined as a voluntary, ongoing state or spirit that recognizes an organization's goals, maximizes its ability to achieve its goals, and works with its members. The main results of this research are as follows; First, job stability and low concerns about punishment are affecting morale. Second, working conditions such as salary, allowance, welfare, and working time affect the morale. Third, working environment including workload, job intensity and difficulty, and risk of work were found to have no effect on morale. Forth, social recognition, social status, and social status did not affect morale. Fifth, fair personnel system and career management are affecting morale. Sixth, Self-actualization such as pride, self-esteem, aptitude, education and training system affects morale. Finally, the positive relationship with the peers, the trust and belief of the supervisor and the subordinates, and the strong sense of belonging to the fire department were found to affect morale.

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This paper was written with support from the National Research Foundation of Korea.