Ziele, Motivationen, Beziehungsorientierung und Fachlichkeit von Nachwuchs- und Spitzenkräften in nachhaltigkeitswissenschaftlich ausgerichteten Arbeitsbereichen. Ergebnisse aus dem Projekt "Nachhaltigkeitskompetenz und Geschlecht" (NaGe)

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The article presents results of the analyses of aims, motivations and meanings of social communicative competency and expert knowledge of junior scientists and professionals in scientific occupations for sustainability. The contribution identifies relations and influences which affect people and their possibilities to reach top positions from the perspective of gender. This reveals gender differences between professionals and junior scientists which can affect their further career. It refers to the relationship between expert knowledge and relationship-orientation and between private and public: Professionals instrumentally raise the issue of sociality in an attempt to expert knowledge. Junior scientists transfer relationship-management in the focus of their working contexts. They construct a specific relationship between employment and privacy which is self-selected and powerful in contrast to the professionals who focus on employability.
Translated title of the contributionAims, motivations, relationship-orientation and expertise of junior scientists and professionals in the sustainability sciences. Findings from the project “Nachhaltigkeitskompetenz und Geschlecht” (NaGe)
Original languageGerman
Issue number3
Pages (from-to)124-138
Number of pages14
Publication statusPublished - 2014

    Research areas

  • Gender and Diversity - sustainability, sustainability sciences, Competencies for sustainability, gender gaps, top positions