version ISSN 1984-6657
SANTOS FILHO, Graciliano Martins dos and MOURAO, Luciana. The relationship between organizational commitment and training impact at work. Rev. Psicol., Organ. Trab. [online]. 2011, vol.11, n.1, pp. 75-89. ISSN 1984-6657.
This article addresses two very common themes within the reflective and practical space of People Management -Commitment and Training - that frame two thematic areas little accustomed to dialogue (the behavioral and the instrumental).The relevance of the topic of training impact at work has broadened with the growing need for training and retraining of manpower. The subject of organizational commitment has been extensively studied in recent decades, with clear results about its influence on variables such as performance and job satisfaction. Thus this study aimed to investigate whether organizational commitment, on the basis of affective, normative, and continuance components, predicts the impact of training on the level of on-the-job behavior. The survey was conducted in a total of 23 public, private and third sector organizations in the states of Minas Gerais and Rio de Janeiro. In total, 403 people participated in the research, with 377 questionnaires considered valid. Initial analysis of the data indicated a high correlation among the components of commitment, and an affective commitment higher than the normative, and also higher than continuance commitment. Hierarchical regression showed that only affective commitment predicts training impact on work. This finding supports the arguments of other authors that studies on commitment should focus particularly on the affective basis. In addition, the results strengthen the discussion on whether the normative and continuance components should or should not be considered as dimensions of commitment. These results are discussed, using as reference the theoretical models and empirical evidence which backed up the research
Keywords : affective commitment; normative commitment; continuance commitment; training impact at work.