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

Journal of Economic Geography, 2017

25 Pages Posted: 22 Mar 2018

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Venelin Terziev

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

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Date Written: November 2017

Abstract

This article reviews the social adaptation of the military as a social process. There is an overview of adaptation concepts adopted in science and practice. There is an attempt to classify the types of adaptation based on the nature of the interaction, the type of adaptive environments, adaptive environment structural components and based on the 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: H55,H56

Suggested Citation

Terziev, Venelin, Social Adaptation as a Social Process in the Adaptation of Military Personnel (November 2017). Journal of Economic Geography, 2017, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3143180

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Georgi Rakovski Military Academy, Sofia, Bulgaria ( email )

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