Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item:https://hdl.handle.net/20.500.12259/102663
Type of publication: book
Type of publication (PDB): Monografija / Monograph (K1a)
Field of Science: Komunikacija ir informacija / Communication and information (S008);Informatikos inžinerija / Informatics engineering (T007)
Author(s): Žydžiūnaitė, Vilma;Kasperiūnienė, Judita;Psaroudakis, Irene;Dellwing, Michael;Müller, Thaddeus
Title: Professional identity construction in digital times
Extent: 280 p
Publishing data: Pisa : Pisa university press
Date: 2019
Series/Report no.: (Saggi e studi)
Note: Reviewers: assoc. prof. dr. Aušra Rutkienė (Vytautas Magnus University); assoc. prof. dr. Ilona Tandzegolskienė (Vytautas Magnus University); prof. dr. Vidmantas Tūtlys (Vytautas Magnus University)
Keywords: Medijos ir komunikacija;Profesinis tapatumas;Kokybiniai socialinių medijų tyrimai;Kiekybiniai socialinių medijų tyrimai;Simbolinė sąveika;Media and communication;Professional identity;Qualitative social media research;Quanitative social media research;Symbolic interaction
ISBN: 9788833393087
Abstract: Why does professional identity matter? A professional identity is important because through it individuals assign meaning to themselves, and it shapes their work attitudes and professional behaviour. The way in which individuals represent themself in their professional role(s) becomes a tool that individuals will use to understand and define themself. In work space or environment an individual’s profession provides a meaningful context in which an individual’s life is lived and through which the life is interpreted by the individual and others. Thus through the construction of a professional identity, individuals are able to construct the meaning for themselves in regard to their added value to society’s welfare (Caza & Creary, 2016). Throughout the education and / or work individuals are embarking on the journey to become professionals through constructing their professional identity. They are developing the attitudes towards personal and professional values, beliefs and ideas through their engagement with the learning, working practices, interactions with teachers, colleague students, practitioners and the staff from particular institutions. These interactions enable individuals to construct their professional identities. Professional identity development is not static, but undergoing transformations and depends largely on social and interactional factors that are experienced not only face-by-face, but in virtual and digital space, where “direct” connection is perceived through technical equipment and the direct contact is possible through IT tools that are incorporated in social media(s).[...]
Internet: https://hdl.handle.net/20.500.12259/102663
Affiliation(s): Edukologijos tyrimų institutas
Sistemų analizės katedra
Vytauto Didžiojo universitetas
Appears in Collections:Universiteto mokslo publikacijos / University Research Publications

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