Trust and perceptions of compliance, fairness and good faith in primary labour relationships

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dc.contributor.author Ehlers, Lukas Ignatius
dc.date.accessioned 2020-07-20T05:45:31Z
dc.date.available 2020-07-20T05:45:31Z
dc.date.issued 2020-06
dc.description.abstract BACKGROUND : Primary labour relationships (PLRs) occur within supervisory relationships. Previous studies confirmed that compliance, fairness, good faith and trust were interrelated facilitators of positive perceptions of primary labour relationship quality. Many researchers regard trust as a primary requirement for effective implementation of formal and psychological employment contracts. AIM : This study investigated the nature and direction of relationships between subordinate employee perceptions of the levels of compliance, fairness and good faith in PLRs and levels of trust in PLRs. SETTING : Two interviewers adopted snowball sampling approaches to conduct structured interviews with 68 subordinate employees residing in Gauteng, South Africa. METHODS : The researcher adopted a mixed-method research methodology that included a thorough literature review, development of a structured interview, interviewing 68 voluntary participants and statistical analysis of data. RESULTS : Confident conclusions were drawn and discussed, and related limitations were explained. Specific recommendations for further research into the relationships and dynamics of trust-related phenomena in PLRs were made. CONCLUSION : It was confidently concluded that literature and empirical findings, jointly and separately, provided ample evidence of positive relationships between subordinate employee perceptions of the levels of trust and their perceptions of the levels of compliance, fairness and good faith in PLRs. Accordingly, it can be confidently expected that lower levels of trust will be related to lower levels of perceived compliance, fairness and good faith in PLRs, and higher levels of trust will be related to higher levels of perceived compliance, fairness and good faith in PLRs. Causality was not investigated in this study. en_ZA
dc.description.department Gordon Institute of Business Science (GIBS) en_ZA
dc.description.librarian hj2020 en_ZA
dc.description.uri http://www.sajems.org/ en_ZA
dc.identifier.citation Ehlers, L.I., 2020, ‘Trust and perceptions of compliance, fairness and good faith in primary labour relationships’, South African Journal of Economic and Management Sciences 23(1), a3353. https://doi.org/10.4102/sajems.v23i1.3353. en_ZA
dc.identifier.issn 1015-8812 (print)
dc.identifier.issn 2222-3436 (online)
dc.identifier.other 10.4102/sajems.v23i1.3353
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2263/75355
dc.language.iso en en_ZA
dc.publisher AOSIS Open Journals en_ZA
dc.rights © 2020. The Authors. Licensee: AOSIS. This work is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution License. en_ZA
dc.subject Primary labour relationships (PLRs) en_ZA
dc.subject Supervision en_ZA
dc.subject Compliance en_ZA
dc.subject Fairness en_ZA
dc.subject Good faith en_ZA
dc.title Trust and perceptions of compliance, fairness and good faith in primary labour relationships en_ZA
dc.type Article en_ZA


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