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A dataset of cultural types of scientific and technological workers in an Institute of Chinese Academy of Sciences in the Western China
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Abstract & Keywords
Abstract: In modern research on natural science, there is an increasingly prominent demand from different fields to better reflect the role of cultural factors. When it comes to the study on human-nature relations, for example, the lifestyle, cultural services and cultural knowledge of local residents are the key to the construction of integrated ecosystem services and environmental governance. Mary Douglas’s cultural theory provides an effective perspective for the judgment of human cultural preference, promoting more and more cooperation in cultural issues between geographers, biodiversity experts, human sociologists and management decision-makers. According to the theory, we constructed in the survey a judgement questionnaire with 40 topics, including natural perception, social cognition, interpersonal relationship processing and self- reflection. In May and October, 2019, we conducted a two-step survey on scientific and technological (S&T) workers in western institute of the Chinese Academy of Sciences by focusing on the four cultural types, namely individualism, hierarchy, egalitarianism and fatalism. Firstly, we carried out the pre-test by inviting 10 S&T workers from different posts to answer the questions in a questionnaire and doing self-reflection, and then asking 9 experts who are equipped with cultural theory and have known all the testees for over 3 years to engage in the questionnaire verification. The verification results show that the questionnaire has high consistency, reliability and content validity. The consistency rate of self-evaluation is 0.9, and the Kappa coefficient of scale consistency is 0.861. Secondly, we carried out a network survey in an institute of the Chinese Academy of Sciences in Western China. We collected a total of 181 data, of which 160 were valid data. The survey results show that among these S&T workers, 47% are hierarchical and 45% are egalitarian, 6% are individualist and 2% are fatalistic. With the help of this dataset, researchers can analyze the cultural types and work attitudes of S&T workers of different genders, ages and posts.
Keywords: cultural theory; cultural type; S&T worker; statistic survey
Dataset Profile
TitleA dataset of cultural types of scientific and technological workers in an Institute of Chinese Academy of Sciences in the Western China
Data corresponding authorWANG Xiaobo (wangxiaobo@lzb.ac.cn)
Data authorsWANG Xiaobo, XU Zhongmin, ZHAO Xueru
Time rangeMay & October,2019
Geographical scopeA Western Institute of Chinese Academy of Science
Data volume50 KB,160entries
Data format*.xlsx
Data service systemhttp://www.sciencedb.cn/dataSet/handle/858
Sources of fundingNational Key Research and Development Program (2018YFD1100102); Autonomous knowledge subject of the Lanzhou Regional Center of Resources and Environmental Scientific Instrument (lz201901).
Dataset compositionThe dataset contains statistical questionnaire and valid sample data. The questionnaire A Survey on Cultural Types Based on Social Cognition consists of 40 questions. The data comprise 160 entries, each with 50 fields, of which the first five fields denote the basic information,and the last five stand for the judgement result.
Article and author information
Wang Xiaobo
Xu Zhongmin
Zhao Xueru
Publication records
Released: Sept. 10, 2019 ( VersionsZH1
Published: March 31, 2021 ( VersionsZH2