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SANTOS, Lucimere Antunes  and  SOUZA, Marcos Aguiar de. The Impact of Organizational Anomie on motivation to learn in the context of a Federal Institution of High Education of a southeastern state of Brazil. Bol. - Acad. Paul. Psicol. [online]. 2014, vol.34, n.87, pp. 387-406. ISSN 1415-711X.

The present study aimed to investigate the influence of organizational anomie on motivation for learning in technical administrative staff of a Federal Institution of Higher Education of a Brazilian southeastern state. Organizational anomie can be defined as a feeling of disbelief on the part of the worker in relation to the effectiveness of the rules that guide the functioning of the organization. In this context, the hypothesis is that the motivation for learning will be negatively affected, since the organization's practices tend to be based in fact, in group or even individual standards . The study included 188 employees at IFES¹, with 114 men and 74 women, aged 21-40 years (mean 45.98 years, SD 12,87) . As hypothesized, the structural equation modeling ( SEM ) revealed a significant negative influence organizational anomie on motivation for learning. No significant differences were found in the variables of the study group constituted on the basis of sex and marital status. The findings indicate the importance of the study of organizational anomie for Training, Education and Development activities in organizations. The results suggest the need to develop further studies to understand the role of organizational anomie for the explanation of human behavior in organizations.

Keywords : Organizational Anomie; organizational learning; motivation for learning.

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