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COLETA, José Augusto Dela  and  COLETA, Marilia Ferreira Dela. Organizational culture and evaluation of higher education institutions: similarities and differences. PsicoUSF [online]. 2007, vol.12, n.2, pp. 227-237. ISSN 1413-8271.

Considering eight dimensions of the organizational culture already identified in previous studies in organizations - power distance, uncertainty avoidance, individualism, masculinity, assertiveness, achievement orientation, future orientation, affiliative orientation - this study found levels of presence and variability of these factors in 14 higher education institutions - HEI (public universities, private university, university centers, and colleges). The data were collect from 490 university professors, using a group of Likert scales to measure the eight factors of the organizational culture, the evaluation of the qualities of the HEI and the feelings related to belong to them. The results showed statistically significant differences between and within the different kinds of HEI; negative and significant correlations between the evaluations and the factors power distance, individualism and masculinity; and positive correlations between the evaluations and uncertainty avoidance, assertiveness, future orientation, achievement orientation and affiliative orientation.

Keywords : Organizational culture; Evaluation; Higher education institutions.

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