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Análise Psicológica

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COELHO, Joaquim José V. Pinto. A eficácia organizacional das Câmaras Municipais tal como percepcionada pelos respectivos presidentes e dirigentes dos serviços. Aná. Psicológica [online]. 2006, vol.24, n.2, pp.155-166. ISSN 0870-8231.

This research required to examine variables that influence the organizational effectiveness in local government services. The mayoralty was used as the unit of analysis and 92 mayors and 236 directors in 109 municipalities in Portugal participated in this study. The latent variables mayor’s extensive leadership (G), strategic oriented leadership (S) and risk predisposed leadership (R), director’s satisfaction and commitment, trust and cooperation climate were operationalized using factor analysis. Through structural equations modeling the research revealed significant positive mediate relationship between: G and satisfaction, G and cooperation, S and commitment, S and trust, R and satisfaction, satisfaction and commitment and commitment and trust. Significant negative mediate relationship was found between G and commitment; and, on one hand, between R and, on the other, trust and cooperation. Behavioral styles of mayor are proposed and analyzed their effectiveness.

Keywords : Local administration; organizational behavior; efficacy; leadership; structural equations models.

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