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    Centre of Sociological Research


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    University of Szczecin (Poland)

    Széchenyi István University, (Hungary)

    Mykolas Romeris University (Lithuania)

    Alexander Dubcek University of Trencín (Slovak Republic)

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Scientist organizational identity orientations

Vol. 14, No 4, 2021

Lukasz Sułkowski


Jagiellonian University,

Cracow, Poland


ORCID 0000-0002-1248-2743

Scientist organizational identity orientations


Justyna Dziedzic


University of Social Sciences,

Lodz, Poland


ORCID 0000-0002-8292-0892 


Abstract. Researchers' professional pathways can be characterized by the multidimensionality of decisions and internal reasons for them. That is why we asked ourselves a question relevant to this problem:  Do scientists have different identity orientations in organizational scientific professions? We prepared an EDA (exploratory data analysis) online questionnaire (n=109). The target respondents consisted of scientists with the Polish academic scientific titles of dr, dr hab., Professor Assistant, Professor. We have developed a measuring instrument for the various model constructs by adapting validated questionnaires established in management and cognitive psychology. Pioneering typology grid was created: six types of scientist organizational identity orientations – prestige, economic, carrier, science, power and human variables. The results of the analysis were statistically significant for the “science” variable. Scientists in the field of humanities achieved significantly higher results on the “science” orientation scale than those involved in social sciences. The results of the analysis were also statistically significant for the “power” variable. The results of the analysis were also statistically significant for the “power” variable, although the group of 31-40-year-olds achieved lower scores than the group of respondents aged 51 and over. The results, therefore, reflect the importance of fields and age differences in organizational meanings scientists' identity orientations.


Received: January, 2021

1st Revision: October, 2021

Accepted: December, 2021


DOI: 10.14254/2071-789X.2021/14-4/18

JEL ClassificationM12, M14, O15

Keywords: scientist organizational identity, scientist motivation, scientist profession