ORGANIZATIONAL COMMITMENT: LONGITUDINAL STUDY IN A PUBLIC HIGHER EDUCATION ORGANIZATION
ABSTRACT Purpose: This article aims to describe and analyze the configuration of organizational commitment in a public higher education organization from 2010 to 2014. These years comprise the period after the change in the direction of the Institution. Originality/value: Although the study of commitment is frequent in academia when a national article base (Spell) and another international study (Scopus) were found, no longitudinal study was found. In this direction, monitoring the commitment for periods of time takes peculiar contours, since the type of work performed within an organization, considering possible management changes, tends to be to establish different links between workers. Design/methodology/approach: The research was descriptive with a methodological triangulation using a case study. It is possible to analyze quantitatively and qualitatively the understanding of the affection in the bases: effective, calculative and normative, according to Meyer and Allen model (1991). Findings: The results indicated a reduction of the effective commitment in the second year of research, and could be related to the change of position of the new direction and, still can verify qualitative and quantitative concerning the change of organizational commitment in the researched years.