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Merit pay raises and organization-based self-esteem

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posted on 2008-10-01, 00:00 authored by K L Scott, Jason Shaw, M K Duffy
We developed and tested a theory of the relationship between merit pay raises and organization-based self-esteem (OBSE) in a longitudinal study of hospital employees. We predicted that the positive relationship between merit pay raise size and OBSE would be stronger when pay-for-performance (PFP) perceptions were high and predicted further that this interaction would be stronger among older employees. As predicted, merit pay raises were not related to OBSE levels for younger employees, but, among older employees, larger merit raises increased OBSE when PFP perceptions were high and decreased OBSE when PFP perceptions were low. Implications of the study for merit pay theory and practice are addressed. Copyright © 2008 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

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Journal

Journal of Organizational Behavior

Volume

29

Issue

7

Pagination

967 - 980

Publisher

Wiley

Location

London, Eng.

ISSN

0894-3796

eISSN

1099-1379

Language

eng

Publication classification

C1.1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal

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