Revista de Administração de Empresas
versão impressa ISSN 0034-7590
REGO, Arménio e SOUTO, Solange. Organizational commitment in authentizotic organizations: a luso-brazilian study. Rev. adm. empres. [online]. 2004, vol.44, n.3, pp.30-43. ISSN 0034-7590. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0034-75902004000300004.
The paper aims to show how the perceptions of six authentizotic organizational characteristics - spirit of camaraderie, credibility of the leader, open and frank communication with the leader, opportunities for learning and self-development, equity, work-family conciliation- explain three dimensions of organizational commitment. In the first step, a study carried in Portugal to build and validate the authentizotic organizations construct was replicated in Brazil. In the second step, confirmatory studies were carried out in Portugal and Brazil. Empirical evidence suggests the good psychometric properties of the construct and shows that authentizotic dimensions explain commitment, mainly the affective component. The authentizotic dimensions suggesting the higher predictive power are the spirit of camaraderie, the credibility of the leader and the opportunities for learning and self-development.
Palavras-chave : Authentizotic organizations; organizational climate; organizational commitment; organizational health; individual health.