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Revista Psicologia Organizações e Trabalho

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FERNANDES, Marilia Nunes; GOMIDE JUNIOR, Sinésio  and  OLIVEIRA, Áurea de Fátima. Organizational health: a proposed analysis model. Rev. Psicol., Organ. Trab. [online]. 2011, vol.11, n.1, pp. 54-65. ISSN 1984-6657.

The construct of organizational health first appeared in the 1950s as an attempt by authors to respond to criticism regarding the concept of effectiveness. Thus, when the concept of organizational health emerged, it was linked to the concept of effectiveness, but differed from it in its extent. The conceptualization of organizational health, defined as expanded effectiveness, has been the object of much theorizing, yet has been accompanied by few attempts at empirical tests. Therefore, this study aimed to test a theoretical model of the impact of ethical organizational behavior, as well as the impact of employee trust in the employment system concerning organizational health, from the employee's point of view. Using psychometrically constructed and validated instruments, this study found that variables related to internal aspects of the organization are the main antecedents of the perception of organizational health. The variable of greatest impact and, therefore, the main contributor to the explanation was system management. This variable is related to the quality of organizational management of physical and human subsystems. The results were discussed based on the use of the construct of organizational health as a management instrument, and a research agenda has been suggested

Keywords : organizational health; organizational ethics; employee trust.

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