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Revista Psicologia Organizações e Trabalho

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PUENTE-PALACIOS, Katia Elizabeth; PACHECO, Érica Augusta  e  SEVERINO, Aline Fernandes. Organizational climate and stress in work teams. Rev. Psicol., Organ. Trab. [online]. 2013, vol.13, n.1, pp. 37-48. ISSN 1984-6657.

The effect of an organization's climate on the behavior and performance of their its employees has been a constant object of study of for researchers in organizational psychology. However, the impact of the organization's climate on the amount of stress levels as a collective manifestation of teams has not been clearly established. Thus, the present study's had as objective was to verify the impact of organizational climate on the reported amount of stress in work teams. Data were analyzed of from 2,071 performance units, containing 48,538 persons overall. Organizational climate was measured by on a scale composed of four factors focusing on aspects like such as: promotion, rewards, and benefits; relationship with colleagues; task characteristics; and relationship with the directionmanagement. Stress was measured by on a unidimensional scale. The predictive model explained 21.1% of the teams' reported stress. Detailed analysis revealed that, of the four climate factors, the promotion, rewards, and benefits factor had the biggest strongest effect. This effect was negative, so higher values of the promotion factor were related to less reported stress by the work team. The results of this study will hopefully contribute to a better understanding of how the differing impacts different factors of organizational climate factors impact on work related stress, and facilitatebeing able the to planning of specific interventions to reduce this type of stress.

Palavras-chave : Organizational Climate; Work Work-Related Stress; Work Teams.

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