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과학기술자의 사회적 책임에 대한 이공계 대학생의 인식 탐색

과학기술자의 사회적 책임에 대한 이공계 대학생의 인식 탐색
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Exploring the Views of College Students in STEM Fields on the Social Responsibility of Scientists and Engineer
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Social responsibilitySTEM college studentsVSRoSE
This study aimed to investigate the views of STEM college students on the social responsibility of scientists and engineers. A total of 660 students in STEM majors at several Korean universities participated in the study. We assessed social responsibility among college students in STEM majors using the VSRoSE scale, which taps into eight different domains of social responsibility: Concern for human welfare and safety (HUMAN), Concern for environmental sustainability (ENVIR), Consideration of societal risks and consequences (CONSEQ), Consideration of societal risks and consequences (CONSEQ), Consideration of societal needs and demands (NEEDS), Pursuit of the common good (COMGOOD), Civic engagement and services (CIVIC), Communication with the public (COMMU), and Participation in policy decision-making (POLICY). Group differences in social responsibility by gender, majors, and years in school were examined. Mean scores in HUMAN, ENVIR, and CONSEQ were relatively higher than those in NEEDS, COMGOOD, CIVIC, COMMU, and POLICY. Cluster analysis identified five different groups with similar patterns of social responsibility scores. In addition to two groups with overall high and low scores across all eight factors of VSRoSE, three additional groups with different combinations of high and low scores in different factors were identified. The results indicated that students with low social responsibility are not homogeneous and these heterogeneous sub-groups of students will need tailored interventions highlighting different factors of social responsibility that they lack. Pedagogical implications of social responsibility for education were discussed.
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  • 남창훈 Nam, Chang-Hoon 뉴바이올로지학과
  • Research Interests Protein Engineering; History and Philosophy of Science; Scientific Art; Biomaterial Development (Tissue Engineering) with modified bacteriophage; Bio Sensor Development
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