Between a Scientist and a Government Employee: Analyzing the Occupational Identity of National Research Institute Researchers in Korea
International Journal of Public Administration
This study, using the data from the questionnaire survey of researchers working for Korean national research institutes, investigates the consequences of conflicting occupational identities. Those researchers may have two different occupational identities: as a scientist and/or a civil servant. Those with a strong scientist identity support individualist values (self-development for research capabilities, pro-incentive, and information sharing) more solidly than those with a strong civil servant identity; for public-social values (altruism, trust in other organizational members, and organizational commitment), vice versa. The study casts practical implications for balanced alignment between self-recognized occupational identities and managerial strategies (incentive, performance evaluation, and training).
national research institute, Occupational identity, scientist, work identity
Nam, Taewoo; Jung, Juyong; and Rho, Eunju, "Between a Scientist and a Government Employee: Analyzing the Occupational Identity of National Research Institute Researchers in Korea" (2020). NIU Bibliography. 390.
Department of Public Administration