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The Actual and Desired Model of the University’s Organizational Culture in the Representations of Teachers and Students
Sokurenko M.B., Ph.D. Student, Chair of Psychology of Management, Department of Social Psychology, Moscow State University of Psychology and Education, Moscow, Russia
The article examines the organizational culture of higher educational institutions in the aspect of relations of representations about it among the main subjects of the educational process - teachers and students. The process and results of research conducted at the Department of Social Psychology, MSUPE is described. The following main tendency was shown: the students’ and teachers’ representations coincide when assessing both the existing organizational culture and when describing the desired organizational culture of the university. Two particular tendencies were identified: 1) both students and teachers tend to attribute to each other typical for them image of the organizational culture; 2) teachers assess more accurately the image of the organizational culture of university formed in students, than the students evaluate the image of the organizational culture of the university that the teachers have formed. The plan of further research on the topic is outlined.
Keywords: higher educational institution, organizational culture of a higher educational institution, representations of the organizational culture in teachers and students, attitudes of teachers and students.
Column: Social Psychology