This study shows impressions of the scientist that Korean youths hold. The “impression” concept, indicating salience and consequentiality of an object, differs from the more identificatory “image” concept. Most elements composing those impressions are found to be related to activities (not products) of the scientist, and most cognitive relations composing them imply “power” of the scientist. And the impressions seem to originate mostly from television and books rather than from school classes.

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South Korean youths' impressions of the scientist
A national survey analysis

Hak-Soo Kim   Sogang University

This study shows impressions of the scientist that Korean youths hold. The “impression” concept, indicating salience and consequentiality of an object, differs from the more identificatory “image” concept. Most elements composing those impressions are found to be related to activities (not products) of the scientist, and most cognitive relations composing them imply “power” of the scientist. And the impressions seem to originate mostly from television and books rather than from school classes.

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