Calleja, Mendiola T.

Full Time
Administrative Position: 

Associate Professor, Department of Psychology

Contact No.: 
426-6001 loc 5260-62

Mendiola Teng-Calleja, PhD a faculty member of the Psychology Department and the Director for Research of the Ateneo-Center for Organization Research and Development (Ateneo-CORD). Joy has over 10 years of practice in different areas of human resources management. She worked as an internal HR consultant for The Coca-Cola Export Corporation and as Assistant to the Principal for Human Resources of the Ateneo de Manila High School. She has done projects and consulting work with SGV-DDI, Oracle Systems Corp., Bristol-Myers Squibb Philippines (Mead Johnson) among others. Joy obtained her PhD in Social-Organizational Psychology from the Ateneo de Manila University where she also earned her M.A. in Industrial-Organizational Psychology. She completed her B.S. Psychology and B.S.C. in Human Resources Management Degrees (Honor’s Program) at St. Scholastica’s College Manila. She has published in the Philippine Journal of Psychology and was a finalist in the 2004 Asia Mercer Research Awards. Her research interests include humanitarian work psychology, labor relations and issues, strategic human resources management and organization behavior.

Courses Taught: 

Undergraduate Courses

Industrial Psychology with Group Dynamics
Research in Psychology
Social Psychology
General Psychology

Graduate Courses

Advanced Industrial Psychology
Human Resources Development


Recent Publications

Caringal-Go, J. F., Tiu, R. B., & Teng-Calleja, M. (2021). Work attitudes of Filipino employees during the COVID-19 crisis. Philippine Journal of Psychology.

Presbitero, A., Teng-Calleja, M., & Farndale, E. (2021). Employee perceptions of HRM system strength: examining outcome and boundary conditions among HR and non-HR employees. Personnel Review.

Presbitero, A., & Teng‐Calleja, M. (2021). Effective planning for an expatriate career: What roles do career adaptability and cultural intelligence play? Journal of Employment Counseling, 58(3), 119–140.

Teng-Calleja, M. (2021). Cultivating the Filipino workers' motivation and engagement. In M. Teng-Calleja, M. R. M. Hechanova, E. P. Franco, & E. J. D. Ilac (Eds.), Filipino leadership: Stories and science (pp. 91-103). Ateneo de Manila University Press.

Caringal-Go, J. F., Teng-Calleja, M., Bertulfo, D. J., & Manaois, J. O. (2021). Work-life balance crafting during COVID-19: Exploring strategies of telecommuting employees in the Philippines. Community, Work & Family.

Teng-Calleja, M., R. Clemente, J. A., Menguito, M. L., & Bertulfo, D. J. (2021). Toward the pursuit of what people value: Determining a living wage based on capability gaps. International Perspectives in Psychology, 10(2), 59–73.

Caringal-Go, J. F., Teng-Calleja, M., Franco, E. P., Manaois, J. O., & Zantua, R. M. S. (2021). Crisis leadership from the perspective of employees during the COVID-19 pandemic. Leadership & Organization Development Journal, 42(4), 630–643.

Osi, E. C., & Teng-Calleja, M. (2021). Women on top: The career development journey of Filipina business executives in the Philippines. Career Development International, 26(2), 140–157.

Isidro, M. Q. Y., & Calleja, M. T. (2021). How do national values contribute to perceived organizational resilience and employee resilience in times of disaster? An example from the Philippines. Asian Journal of Social Psychology, 24(4), 511–523.

Teng-Calleja, M., Hechanova, M. R. M., Sabile, P. R., & Villasanta, A. P. V. P. (2020). Building organization and employee resilience in disaster contexts. International Journal of Workplace Health Management, 13(4), 393–411.

Teng-Calleja, M., Caringal-Go, J. F., Manaois, J. O., Isidro, M. Q. Y., & Zantua, R. M. S. (2020). Examining organizational response and employee coping behaviors amid the COVID-19 pandemic. The Journal of Behavioral Science, 15(3), 34–50.

Teng-Calleja, M., Sabile, P.R., & Villasanta, A.P.V. (2020). Enabling organizational resilience amidst disasters: Experiences of work organizations in Southeast Asia. In M.R.M Hechanova & L.C. Waelde (Eds.), Resistance, resilience, and recovery from disasters: Perspectives from Southeast Asia, (Vol. 21, pp. 39-52). Emerald Publishing Limited, Bingley.

Tiu, R. B., Teng-Calleja, M., Hechanova, M. R. M., & Go, J. F. C. (2019). A social cognitive approach to understanding employee substance use: An example from the Philippines. Journal of Workplace Behavioral Health, 34(4), 300–319.

Teng-Calleja, M., Canoy, N. A., & Alianan Jr, A. S. (2019). Examining inter-organizational roles in Philippine post-disaster MHPSS delivery. Disaster Prevention and Management, 28(2), 258–271.

Presbitero, A., & Teng-Calleja, M. (2019). Ethical leadership, team leader’s cultural intelligence and ethical behavior of team members: Implications for managing human resources in global teams. Personnel Review, 48(5), 1381–1392.