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Natalia Ivanova1, Anna Klimova1
  • 1 National Research University Higher School of Economics, 20 Myasnitskaya Str., Moscow, 101000, Russian Federation

Young specialists adaptation in public service

2018. No. 4. P. 172–194 [issue contents]
In this article, the adaptation of personnel is considered from the perspective of the modern approach of social identity, according to which the personal involvement of a young specialist in the new social and professional environment forms the desire to continue their activities in the organization.
The main hypothesis suggests that positive social identity is associated in the course of adaptation at enhancing cognitive, axiological and behavioral aspects of the activity with such an action as providing information-psychological support to young specialist from the head, mentor and team with the engagement of a specialist in joint activities.
The aim of the study is to identify the most significant for young civil servants socialization factors, which have a direct impact on the formation of their positive social identity. We consider the main factors include the acceptance by a young employee of the status of a public servant, the motivation of a public servant, attitudes to common activities and a desire to enlarge contacts with management and colleagues, social and labor activity.
The method of research was a survey (questionnaire) of 109 young professionals who experienced socialization practices in federal and regional government bodies, and municipal employees. The study revealed that the information and psychological support of the young specialist by his leader, mentor and team, when the new employee is involved in common activities, is one of the main factors of socialization. This article concludes with propositions for possible areas of improvement of the process of socialization of young professionals in public administration at various levels.

Citation: Ivanova, N.L. & Klimova, A.V. (2018). Adaptatsiya molodykh spetsialistov na gosudarstvennoy sluzhbe [Young Specialists Adaptation in Public Service]. Public Administration Issues, no 4, pp. 172–194 (in Russian).
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