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REAd. Revista Eletrônica de Administração (Porto Alegre)

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Abstract

TRALDI, Maria Teodora Farias  and  DEMO, Gisela. Commitment, well-being and satisfaction of management professors at a federal university. REAd. Rev. eletrôn. adm. (Porto Alegre) [online]. 2012, vol.18, n.2, pp. 290-316. ISSN 1413-2311.  http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S1413-23112012000200001.

Research on organizational commitment, well-being and job satisfaction have been performed successfully in the field of Organizational Psychology. New studies indicate a possible interdependence between these constructs. The main objective of this research was to investigate the relationships between organizational commitment, well-being and job satisfaction, through a census conducted with 104 professors of Management at a Federal University, with a response rate of 78%. This survey consists of an explanatory-descriptive study, having transversal and quantitative nature. The results showed that teachers had good levels of achievement at work and positive affect predominant over negative affect; they also expressed their satisfaction at work on the bosses, colleagues and the nature of work. The normative organizational commitment was the only one who contributed to the explanation of satisfaction with salary. The calculative organizational commitment has contributed to the explanation of the factors leading to satisfaction and satisfaction with the promotions. Finally, affective organizational commitment was the main predictor of well-being and job satisfaction. This work contributed to both the academic field of Organizational Behavior, as for decision making regarding the management policies of the professors surveyed, with the expectation that both professors and students can enjoy a better environment for learning and knowledge production.

Keywords : organizational commitment; well-being at work; satisfaction at work; Management professors; Federal University.

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