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Revista Psicologia Organizações e Trabalho

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AGUIAR, Carolina Villa Nova; BASTOS, Antonio Virgílio Bittencourt; JESUS, Eloah Santana de  and  LAGO, Luiza Nastar Achy. A study of the relationship between work-family conflict, organizational commitment and organizational entrenchment. Rev. Psicol., Organ. Trab. [online]. 2014, vol.14, n.3, pp. 283-291. ISSN 1984-6657.

ABSTRACT The organizational commitment is one of the most studied attitudes at work , being a three-dimensional perspective, which considers commitment as consisting of three bases - affective, normative and continuance - the most adopted at the national and international scenes . Recently, the three-dimensional model was subjected to questions involving conceptual and empirical problems which indicate the fragility of the construct, in particular with regard to continuance commitment. From these criticisms, a movement of researchers defended the downsizing of the construct, restricting it to the affective base, while continuance basis would incorporate a new type of relationship with the organization emerged: commitment entrenchment . Given this proposal , it becomes crucial to develop research aimed to contribute with evidences of the real limits between these two bonds. This research aims to test the relationships between work-family conflict (divided into work-family interference and family-work interference), organizational commitment and entrenchment. The study included 994 Brazilian workers in different occupations. The questionnaire was composed of the scales of work-family conflict, entrenchment and organizational commitment, and three other potential antecedents of the organizational linkages: employability, career development and work centrality.. Correlations and multiple regressions analyzes were conducted. The results indicated that family-work interference has predictive power over the entrenchment while the work-family interference significantly predicts organizational commitment. Therefore, it is concluded that work-family conflict is able to contribute to the differentiation between these two types of organizational linkages.

Keywords : work-family conflict; organizational commitment; organizational entrenchment.

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