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Academics’ Professional Identity: A Contingency Perspective

Cristina Sancha, Alba Barbarà-i-Molinero. Academics’ Professional Identity: A Contingency Perspective. Social Sciences. Special Issue: Re-Imagine Education for Social Improvement. Vol. 6, No. 6-1, 2016, pp. 29-34. doi: 10.11648/j.ss.s.2016050601.14


The aim of this paper is to adopt a contingency approach and study important factors for academics’ Professional Identity. Based on a sample of 112 academics we run a descriptive analysis to understand if variables such as gender, age, nationality and teaching mode do have an influence on academics’ Professional Identity. Our results show that teaching mode is a relevant factor to be considered.

Keywords: Academic Professional Identity, Higher Education, Online Teaching, Management 

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