The Use of Models for the Diagnosis of Defence Potential in the Strategic Management of Activities by Civilians to Strengthen National Security
Purpose: This paper aims to analyze the use of models for the diagnosis of defense potential in the strategic management of civilian actions to strengthen national security and their applicability during the Covid-19 pandemic. Design/Methodology/Approach: The research method used was a diagnostic survey, using both survey and interview techniques, and the research tools were a questionnaire and an interview questionnaire. A type of statistical analysis was used to process the collected data, namely segmentation and k-means analysis. Findings: The empirical results show that analysis of the research results made it possible to distinguish such categories of defense potential of students of military classes as mobilization, social and individual potential. The article also indicates the possibilities and needs for using the civilians' described potential to strengthen national security, especially during the Covid-19 pandemic. Practical Implications: Possible use of models to diagnose defense potential in processes strengthening national security during the Covid-19 pandemic. Originality/value: Selected empirical data gathered using surveys carried out among civilians in Poland were used in the research. These were subjected to statistical analysis. The model created for the diagnosis of defense potential can be used in the strategic management of the activities of civilians to strengthen national security. This model can always be used, but because it does not require financial resources, it seems essential, especially during an economic crisis, such as during the Covid-19 pandemic.