• Irina IOANA „Mihai Viteazul” National Intelligence Academy
  • Constantin-Edmond CRACSNER Ecological University of Bucharest



motivational dominants; professional satisfaction; human resources; national security.


This research has studied the relation between motivation and job satisfaction in a national security organization. Two questionnaires for motivation and professional satisfaction were used as assessment tools. The research group consisted of 80 militaries, respectively 80 civilian subjects representing the control group. Several types of relations were studied, considered relevant for the study objectives, such as: the relation between work motivation and management satisfaction and interpersonal relationships within the team, with respect to work organization and functional communication; the relation between the motivation for accomplishment through work and the degree of salary satisfaction, rewards and career advancement opportunities; the relation between the levels of general satisfaction and the motivation for accomplishment through work; the relation between the higher levels of satisfaction with work organization and functional communication, respectively with management and interpersonal relationships of the military group, compared to the control group of civilian employees. The results of this research have some practical value, advancing the possibility that some conclusions can be assimilated in the human resources policies of national security institutions, in order to optimize staff motivation and maximize performance

Author Biographies

Irina IOANA , „Mihai Viteazul” National Intelligence Academy

Born on September 17, 1984, in Bucharest, Irina Ioana, is a graduate of the Master Security and Defence program at the National University of Defense Carol I of Faculty of Security and Defense, class of 2012. She holds a PhD in Military Sciences, awarded in year 2016 by the National Defence University Carol I.


He completed his academic training by graduating several master's degree courses / studies, training internships.

Irina Ioana is a teacher in university field  and a researcher specialized in the field of Security and Information Studies, Psychology of Terrorism and Violent Extremism, Personality Psychology and Clinical Psychodiagnosis.

Dr. Ioana's academic training provides her with a solid and unique scientific basis for an interdisciplinary approach to the relationship between personal psychology and issues of significant importance to national and international security.

She has a vast scientific activity (research, courses taught), being the author of books entitled Psychosocial coordinates of the institutional transformation of the army and the psychology of intercultural communication and several articles and scientific communications.

Constantin-Edmond CRACSNER, Ecological University of Bucharest

CONSTANTIN-EDMOND CRACSNER was born on June 19, 1958, in CRAIOVA, DOLJ County, a graduate of the University of Bucharest, Faculty of SOCIOLOGY, PSYCHOLOGY, PEDAGOGY, class of 1997, and since 2002 doctor of Psychology at the University of BUCHAREST.

By profession psychologist, he works as a teacher at the Ecological University of Bucharest, where he teaches courses in Military Psychology, Personality Psychology, Theoretical Basics of Psychological Assessment, Psych diagnosis of skills and intelligence, Psychology and trauma management, New theories in psychology military.

He has a vast scientific activity, as a member, expert or collaborator, materialized in various research projects, such as: a) "Doctoral and postdoctoral studies Horizon 2020: promoting the national interest through excellence, competitiveness and responsibility in fundamental and applied Romanian scientific research ”, Project POSDRU / 159 / 1.5 / S / 140106 at the Institute of World Economy of the Romanian Academy; b) “Career counseling and professional practice services in psychology”, Project POSDRU / 161 / 2.1 / G / 136958 at the West University of Timişoara.

He is the author of several books, two of which as sole author: Elements of military psychology, Publishing House of the Academy of Advanced Military Studies and History of Romanian military psychology - prologues, Psyche Publishing House, and nine as coordinator, including: Psychology military organization and psychological selection of human resources, National Defense University Publishing House, Psychological assistance in the military organization. Publishing House of the National Defense University or Romanian Military Psychology between desideratum and reality, Publishing House of the Army Editorial Technical Center - CTEA.

He is also the sole author or co-author of over 50 articles and scientific papers published in prestigious publishers in journals listed ISI Proceedings, BDI, B +, with ISSN or ISBN.



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