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Comprometimento organizacional: questões que cercam sua natureza e os seus limites conceituais

Menezes, Igor Gomes; Aguiar, Carolina Villa Nova; Bastos, Antonio Virgilio Bittencourt

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Carolina Villa Nova Aguiar

Antonio Virgilio Bittencourt Bastos



Abstract

Organizational commitment, although one of the most investigated phenomena in the field of organizational behavior, may still be considered as a multifaceted and polysemous construct. This work aims to present the complexity and dispersion that revolves around the concept of organizational commitment into three central problems: 1) large number of theoretical interfaces between organizational commitment and other organizational related constructs, 2) the preponderance of studies that investigate commitment as an attitude rather than researches that emphasize behavioral indicators, and 3) the construct dimensionality, and the lack of a consensus about how many and which bases constitutes organizational commitment. In addition to discuss these main issues on the topic, this work suggests some theoretical and empirical research ways that could minimize some problems surrounding the mainstream organizational commitment literature, based on conceptual questions that revolve around this central construct.

O comprometimento organizacional, um dos fenômenos mais investigados no campo do comportamento organizacional, pode ser considerado um construto polissêmico e multifacetado. Este trabalho buscou discutir a complexidade e dispersão que cerca o conceito de comprometimento organizacional, envolvendo três problemas centrais: 1º) a quantidade de interfaces teóricas entre comprometimento organizacional e outros construtos da área organizacional; 2º) o grande desequilíbrio entre estudos que tomam o construto como uma atitude em detrimento de definições que enfatizem indicadores comportamentais; e 3º) a dimensionalidade do construto e a falta de consenso a respeito de quantas e quais são as bases constitutivas do comprometimento organizacional. Além de sistematizar os principais problemas sobre o construto, este estudo sugere alguns caminhos de investigação teórica e empírica que poderiam minimizar os problemas que cercam esta vertente de pesquisa, em razão das questões conceituais que caracterizam o seu construto central.

Journal Article Type Article
Publication Date 2016
Journal Psicologia em Revista
Print ISSN 1677-1168
Electronic ISSN 1678-9563
Publisher Pontifícia Universidade Católica de Minas Gerais
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 22
Issue 3
Pages 768-789
APA6 Citation Menezes, I. G., Aguiar, C. V. N., & Bastos, A. V. B. (2016). Comprometimento organizacional: questões que cercam sua natureza e os seus limites conceituais. Psicologia em revista, 22(3), 768-789. https://doi.org/10.5752/p.1678-9523.2016v22n3p768
DOI https://doi.org/10.5752/p.1678-9523.2016v22n3p768
Keywords Organizational commitment; Commitment polysemy; Commitment dimensionality; Theoretical approaches
Publisher URL https://doi.org/10.5752%2Fp.1678-9523.2016v22n3p768
Additional Information Copyright 2017 Igor Gomes Menezes, Carolina Villa Nova Aguiar, Antonio Virgilio Bittencourt Bastos This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution - Noncommercial 4.0 License .

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Copyright 2017 Igor Gomes Menezes, Carolina Villa Nova Aguiar, Antonio Virgilio Bittencourt Bastos This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution - Noncommercial 4.0 License .





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