САМОИМИДЖ ГОСУДАРСТВЕННЫХ ГРАЖДАНСКИХ СЛУЖАЩИХ: ПРОБЛЕМЫ И ФАКТОРЫ ФОРМИРОВАНИЯ
The article is devoted to the image of civil servants from the perspective of com- plex tasks facing public administration today. The features and factors of the image are considered from the perspective of a new approach for the sphere of public administra- tion, according to which the image of civil servants reflects their identity (Self-concept) as a result of the process of self-determination, finding a profession and status-role position in society. The hypothesis states that the image of civil servants is related to the peculiarities of their social identity, personal and professional qualities, the level of professionalism, and the attractiveness of employees. Professional identity is the basis for both the fulfillment of tasks, and for self-realization and personal develop- ment. The purpose of the study is to identify problems and factors of the image of civil servants associated with the peculiarities of their self-determination, social identity, status and role position. The study was conducted in the form of a survey (question- naire). A sample is comprised of 200 officials of various positions with at least a year of experience in government agencies. New data on the problems of building the image of civil servants, related to the nature of their activities, and the current conditions for its implementation in our country, have been obtained. Differences in the perception of the image by employees with different types of identity, as well as subjective factors of image formation, are revealed. The results will be useful for organizing personnel work, developing psychological support programs, and training civil servants to main- tain their positive image.