Revista de Administração de Empresas
On-line version ISSN 2178-938X
CARVALHO-FREITAS, Maria Nivalda de et al. Organizational socialization of people with disability. Rev. adm. empres. [online]. 2010, vol.50, n.3, pp. 264-275. ISSN 2178-938X. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0034-75902010000300003.
The objective was to identify the main characteristics of the socialization process of people with disability (PWD) within organizations, in its biographical, relational and organizational dimensions. The results of interviews with 9 PWD from 3 organizations in Minas Gerais state and the questionnaires applied to 33 PWD in the Belo Horizonte Metropolitan Region were analyzed. What was identified was the predominance of actions by which the disabled themselves seek to master work, integrate into the group and acquire knowledge of organizational values, although they use no systematic socialization tactics. Evidence was gathered of a positive association between individual socialization tactics and the perception of actions for adjusting working practices and conditions.
Keywords : Organizational socialization; people with disability; diversity; job; management of diversity.