Social Adaptation as a Social Process in the Adaptation of Military Personnel

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Venelin Terziev

University of Ruse; Georgi Rakovski Military Academy, Sofia, Bulgaria

Sevdalina Dimitrova

Vasil Levski National Military University

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Date Written: 2015

Abstract

The paper considers the social adaptation of the military as a social process. The adaptation concepts adopted in science and practice is reviewed. An attempt is made to classify the types of adaptation based on the nature of the interaction, the type of adaptive environments, adaptive environment structural components and on the basis of psychological content. Social adaptation process is presented in the following major stages: preparatory stage, stage of psychological tension before discharge; stage of acute mental reactions to entry into "civilian life"; stage of acute mental reactions to exit out of "military life” and stage of re-adaptation.

Keywords: Social Work, Social Management, Social Adaptation of Military

JEL Classification: J08, J18

Suggested Citation

Terziev, Venelin and Dimitrova, Sevdalina, Social Adaptation as a Social Process in the Adaptation of Military Personnel (2015). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3022840

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Georgi Rakovski Military Academy, Sofia, Bulgaria ( email )

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Sevdalina Dimitrova

Vasil Levski National Military University ( email )

Veliko Tarnovo
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