ORGANIZATIONAL COMMITMENT AND GENDER IN BUILDING COMPANIES OF MINAS GERAIS

  • Leila Vaz da Silva Faculdade Novos Horizontes
  • Luiz Carlos Honório Faculdade Novos Horizontes
Keywords: Organizational Commitment, Gender, Diversity, Civil Construction

Abstract

The objective of this study is to describe the commitment of employees who work in civil construction companies in the metropolitan region of Belo Horizonte, in accordance with the approach of Meyer and Allen (1991) applied in a gender perspective. A questionnaire and interview were the main techniques for data collection. Quantitative analysis was done with univariate, bivariate and multivariate statistics. Content analysis was used for treatment of  qualitative data. Quantitative results showed higher averages for the affective dimension, followed by normative and instrumental dimensions with men obtaining higher scores compared to women. At least one group of non-committed was evident among men, while among women all groups were committed to the organization. Qualitative results suggest that the motives that lead men and women to commit to the organization in this segment are not only different, but antagonistic. Men are more committed affectively due to factors related to remuneration, exercise of power, autonomy and pride to do a job that they consider to be a work of art. However for women, work represents the opportunity to enter into a market almost exclusively male, thereby providing an opportunity to acquire knowledge and career advancement.

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Author Biographies

Leila Vaz da Silva, Faculdade Novos Horizontes

Mestrado em Administração pela Faculdade Novos Horizontes  – Belo Horizonte-MG, Brasil.

Especialização em Gestão Estratégica de Pessoas no CEPEAD da Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais

Graduação em Administração com ênfase em Gestão Estratégica e Empreendedorismo pela Pontifícia Universidade Católica de Minas Gerais – PUC/MG

Luiz Carlos Honório, Faculdade Novos Horizontes

Pesquisador e Professor Titular  da Faculdade Novos Horizontes  – Belo Horizonte-MG, Brasil

Doutor e Mestre em Administração pelo CEPEAD/FACE/UFMG

Doutorado sanduíche na Birmingham Business School, Birmingham, UK

Graduação em Psicologia pela Pontifícia Universidade Católica de Minas Gerais – PUC/MG

How to Cite
Silva, L., & Honório, L. C. (1). ORGANIZATIONAL COMMITMENT AND GENDER IN BUILDING COMPANIES OF MINAS GERAIS. REGE Revista De Gestão, 18(4), 531-548. https://doi.org/10.5700/rege439
Section
Administração Geral