International Journal of Humanities and Social Science

ISSN 2220-8488 (Print), 2221-0989 (Online) 10.30845/ijhss

Validation of Meritocratic Organizational Behavior as an Innovative Instrument
Jean Nacife, Marconi Teixeira, Estela Najberg

The present study aims to validate the proposal to build Meritocratic Organizational Behavior with the application of Confirmatory Factor Analysis (CFA), capturing the perspective of institutional managers in relation to organizational behavior (OB) from a triple meritocratic bias: transparency, equity and recognition. The CFA was used to identify whether the proposed model is parsimonious, well adjusted and which observable variables are most influenced by the latent factor. The data from this study were collected in Mato Grosso, Brazil, using a questionnaire. The administration of the research involved nineteen campuses of the Federal Institute of Education geographically dispersed. The data collection obtained a return of 60%, thus composing a sample with a non-probabilistic characteristic, which also favored the operationalization of inferential multivariate statistics. This study successfully tested the empirical relationship between organizational behavior and the principles of meritocracy on campuses. The CFA corroborated the statistical evidence for the adequacy of structural modeling. It was confirmed that the model is parsimonious and with adequate internal adjustment indexes, with emphasis on the Root Mean Square Error of Approximation with a value equal to 0.00. The instrument had an internal reliability, the standardized regression coefficients (βs) are expressive, greater than 0.64, and it still obtained adequate variance of errors and correlations of variables. The study contributes to knowledge about meritocratic principles in organizational behavior analysis, making it possible to recommend the construct in a structured format, adding new insight in academic research.

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