Date of Award


Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Science in Industrial and Organizational Psychology



First Reader/Committee Chair

Diaz, Ismael


The current study investigated the antecedents and outcomes of organizational orientation (production or employee oriented) through path-way analysis with maximum liklihood estimation procedures. This is a preliminary study to investigate the advantages organization will receive as a result of focusing on either employees (employee orientation) or production (production orientation). Additionally, this study contributes to the larger body of IO research by presenting a foundational model for organization in terms of employee and leadership selection, recruitment, and cultivation along with types of policies to implement to become more employee oriented. The antecedents investigated are healthy workplace policies (HWP), leadership behaviors (directive and authentic), and employee exchange ideology (social and economic). performance, intent to quit, and psychological safety were outcomes investigated resulting from organizational orientation (employee or production). There was overall support for the computational model. Findings indicated that employee oriented organization with authentic leaders, social exchange ideology employees, and healthy workplace policies will have decreased turnover intentions and increased psychological safety. These findings also indicate that the employee oriented organizational model is superior to a more antiquated production oriented model. Further methodology, procedures, and analysis will be discussed.