Features of the Organizational Subculture of Representatives of Extreme Professions



The article is devoted to a review of foreign publications in the field of phenomenology of organizational subculture of employees of high-risk professions. The problems of scientific research in this area are represented in foreign psychology by such vectors as: the study of various problems of the relationship between extreme activity and organizational subculture, assessment of the impact of extremity on the subculture, personal characteristics and behavior of employees. The publications assess the impact of extreme professional activity on the organizational subculture and its main elements, unambiguously linking the conditions of extreme work and the corresponding consequences both at the level of personal or behavioral changes and at the level of subculture. It is shown that the duration of employees' stay in extreme conditions of activity is of no fundamental importance for the organizational subculture in comparison with the severity of the corresponding stress factors, as well as with the nature and characteristics of work. Extremity potentiates the emergence of both positive aspects of the subculture (professional identity, corporate solidarity, etc.) and negative ones (personal distancing, consolidation of the service team on a negative basis, etc.). Foreign approaches to the study of organizational subculture in the field of extreme professions differ significantly from the national ones, based on traditional value-semantic relations both in interpersonal communication and in intra-organizational interaction. The material allows to improve psychopractics in an extreme field of activity.

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Keywords: subculture; extreme conditions; high-risk profession; personality traits; behavioral deviations; values; traditions;, rituals

Journal rubric: Labour Psychology and Engineering Psychology

Article type: review article

DOI: https://doi.org/10.17759/jmfp.2023120303

Received: 22.03.2023


For citation: Petrov V.E., Maryin M.I., Zinatullina A.M., Sechko A.V. Features of the Organizational Subculture of Representatives of Extreme Professions [Elektronnyi resurs]. Sovremennaia zarubezhnaia psikhologiia = Journal of Modern Foreign Psychology, 2023. Vol. 12, no. 3, pp. 31–40. DOI: 10.17759/jmfp.2023120303. (In Russ., аbstr. in Engl.)


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Information About the Authors

Vladislav E. Petrov, PhD in Psychology, Docent, Associate Professorof the Department of Scientific Bases of Extreme Psychology, Faculty of Extreme Psychology, Moscow State University of Psychology & Education, Moscow, Russia, ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-7854-4807, e-mail: v.e.petrov@yandex.ru

Mikhail I. Maryin, Doctor of Psychology, Professor, Professor of Department of Scientific Fundamentals of Extreme Psychology, Faculty of Extreme Psychology, Moscow State University of Psychology & Education, Moscow, Russia, ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-1142-8857, e-mail: marin_misha@mail.ru

Azalia M. Zinatullina, PhD Student, Department of Scientific Basis of Extreme Psychology, Faculty of Extreme Psychology, Moscow State University of Psychology and Education, Russia, ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-9223-5074, e-mail: azaliazinatullina@mail.ru

Alexander V. Sechko, PhD in Psychology, Docent, Associate Professor, Department of Scientific Foundations of Extreme Psychology, Faculty of Ex-treme Psychology, Moscow State University of Psychology & Education, Moscow, Russia, ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-6870-1055, e-mail: setschko@yandex.ru



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