Examining the Relationships Between Labor Law Compliance and Employee Perceptions, Attitudes and Behaviors

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Master of Arts in Psychology, Concentration in Industrial-Organizational Psychology (Thesis Program)



First Advisor

Mendiola T. Calleja, PhD


This study looks into the effect of legal compliance in the context of labor laws, and the role of organizational justice in mediating the relationship between organizational citizenship behavior (OCB), organizational commitment, and turnover intention. Utilizing a quantitative approach, two hundred forty-two (242) employees participated through an online, and pen and paper survey. Structural equation modeling was employed to test the relationships among variables. Results showed that legal compliance is a significant predictor of organizational justice, and that organizational justice fully mediated the relationship between legal compliance and organizational outcomes such as OCB, organizational commitment and turnover intention. The results of the study highlighted the value of legal compliance in shaping employee attitudes and behaviors. In providing employees their legally mandated benefits, employers can expect, as the results suggest, an increase in conscientiousness and involvement, commitment, and a decrease in employee turnover.

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