Features of students’ perception of a university’s organizational culture depending on their organizational identification

Release:

2019, Vol. 3. №3

Title: 
Features of students’ perception of a university’s organizational culture depending on their organizational identification


For citation: Pomyalova V. O., Volkova N. V. 2019. “Features of students’ perception of a university’s organizational culture depending on their organizational identification”. Siberian Socium, vol. 3, no 3, pp. 40-52. DOI: 10.21684/2587-8484-2019-3-3-40-52

About the authors:

Valeria O. Pomyalova, Undergraduate Student, School of Social Science and Area Studies, National Research University Higher School of Economics (Saint Petersburg, Russian Federation); ORCID, vopomyalova@edu.hse.ru

Natalia V. Volkova, Cand. Sci. (Psych.), Associate Professor, Department of Management, Saint Petersburg School of Economics and Management, National Research University Higher School of Economics (Saint Petersburg, Russian Federation); eLibrary AuthorID, ORCID, Web of Science ResearcherID, nv.volkova@hse.ru

Abstract:

In the current reality, the higher education as the trajectory for the academic career faces particular difficulties. There is a downward trend regarding the number of young academic specialists — a negative factor for the entire educational system. The discussed problem may arise according to various reasons: changes in the law sphere or peculiarities of the educational organization activity. Both Western and Russian researchers conclude that the relations between an organization and its staff members are the key aspect of their loyalty. Thus, this article aims to examine the connection of a university organizational culture perception by the students with different types of identification demonstrated. The authors study the peculiarities of students’ perception of the university organizational culture. Altogether, 118 students participated in questionnaires that measure organizational culture with Organizational Culture Assessment Instrument and four types of identification with the university. The findings show the gap between students’ current and preferred perception of the university organizational culture. Consequently, the dominance of market culture that contradicts the desired “clan” culture orientation with the values of friendly and close relations environment, may influence the choice of academic career and postgraduate studies.

References:

  1. Balabanov S. S., Bednyi B. I., Mironov A. A. 2007. “Factors of efficiency and quality of training in Ph.D. programs (sociological analysis)”. Universitetskoe upravlenie, no 5, pp. 56-65. [In Russian]
  2. Berezhnaya Yu. N., Gurtov V. A. 2017. “Postgraduate studies in a new reality”. Universitetskoe upravlenie: praktika i analiz, vol. 21, no 3, pp. 57-65. DOI: 10.15826/umpa.2017.03.037 [In Russian]
  3. Kadochnikov S. M., Fedyunina A. A. 2019. “Change management in Russian research university in a changing context. The case study of HSE branch in St. Petersburg”. Universitetskoe upravlenie: praktika i analiz, vol. 23, no 1-2, pp. 93-100. DOI: 10.15826/umpa.2019.01-2.007 [In Russian]
  4. Cameron K. S., Queen R. E. 2006. Diagnostics and Changes in the Organizational Culture. [In Russian]
  5. Klyuev A.K. 2018. “Universities and business: prospects of development of diffused structures and processes”. Universitetskoe upravlenie: praktika i analiz, vol. 22, no 6, pp. 72-80. DOI: 10.15826/umpa.2018.06.059 [In Russian]
  6. Manokin M. A., Ozhegova A. R., Shenkman E. A. 2018. “Agile methodology in education”. Universitetskoe upravlenie: praktika i analiz, vol. 22, no 4, pp. 83-96. DOI: 10.15826/umpa.2018.04.042 [In Russian]
  7. Mironos A. A., Bednyi B. I., Rybakov N. V. 2017. “Academic careers in the spectrum of postgraduate students’ professional preferences”. Universitetskoe upravlenie: praktika i analiz, vol. 21, no 3, pp. 74-84. DOI: 10.15826/umpa.2017.03.039 [In Russian]
  8. Pakhomova N. V., Rikhter K. K. 2013. “Contemporary university and the innovation challenge”. Universitetskoe upravlenie: praktika i analiz, vol. 83, no 1, pp. 28-42. [In Russian]
  9. RF Federal service of State Statistics.Research and Innovations. Accessed 21 June 2019. http://www.gks.ru/wps/wcm/connect/rosstat_main/rosstat/ru/statistics/science/#/ [In Russian]
  10. Yablonskene N. L. 2006. “Corporative culture of contemporary university”. Universitetskoe upravlenie, no 2 (42), pp. 7-25. [In Russian]
  11. Benfield J. A., Szlemko W. J. 2006. “Internet-based data collection: promises and realities”. Journal of Research Practice, vol. 2, no 2, art. D1. https://files.eric.ed.gov/fulltext/EJ805689.pdf
  12. Kreiner G. E., Ashforth B. E. 2004. “Evidence toward an expanded model of organizational identification”. Journal of Organizational Behavior: The International Journal of Industrial, Occupational and Organizational Psychology and Behavior, vol. 25, no 1, pp. 1-27. DOI: 10.1002/job.234
  13. Shein E. H. 1985. Organizational Culture and Leadership: A Dynamic View, vol. 4. San Fransisco, CA: Jossey—Bass Inc.