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Title: Representações sociais de comprometimento organizacional para os gestores do Ifes
Keywords: Comprometimento organizacional;Representações sociais;Práticas sociais
Issue Date: 21-Jul-2017
Abstract: There is an extensive research agenda for the understanding the organizational commitment. Nevertheless, there are also imprecision related to its conceptualization. Although there is no consensus about the concept, most research agrees that the organizational commitment involves features such as the belief and the acceptance of organizational values and goals, the desire to remain in the organization and the extra commitment to contribute to the organization (MOWDAY; STEERS; PORTE, 1979). This study aimed to comprehend the relationship between the social representations of organizational commitment to the public managers and their social practices developed in the management process, in the figure of the general directors of the campuses and the rector of the Instituto Federal de Educação do Espírito Santo (Ifes). The Social Representations Theory (SRT) is a theoretical lens that contributes to comprehend the social representations and their dynamics in their different contexts or in a given situation. According to Jodelet (2001), the social representations are constituted of knowledge that is articulated to the daily life. It was used qualitative procedures of data gathering and analysis, differing from most of the research in this area. Semi-structured interviews were conducted with 12 Ifes' managers that held positions of general director and rector. The data obtained were evaluated through content analysis procedures. It was observed that the social representation of the Ifes' managers, mainly regarding the organizational commitment, refer to the emotional basis of this link, as well as to the social practices of the Ifes' managers, which favor the affectionateness of the organizational commitment. The research contributes to the delimitation of the concept of organizational commitment in the sense that shows that this concept, in the context of the present research, is linked to affectionateness, that is, to managers’ desiƌes to strive and to contribute for the benefit of the organization.
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