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Pay system characteristics and quit patterns of good, average, and poor performers

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posted on 2024-06-13, 11:06 authored by JD Shaw, N Gupta
The relationship between pay dispersion and the quits patterns of good, average, and poor performers was explored among a sample of motor carriers. Results showed that under high pay system communication, pay dispersion was negatively related to good performer quits when performance-based pay increases were emphasized, and positively related when they were not. The results for seniority-based pay increases were different. Under high pay system communication, pay dispersion was negatively related to average performer quits when seniority-based pay increases were emphasized, and the relationship was attenuated when they were not. Contrary to expectation, pay dispersion was not consistently related to quit patterns when pay system communication was low. Predictions regarding quit patterns of poor performers were not supported. Implications of the research are addressed and future research directions identified.

History

Journal

Personnel Psychology

Volume

60

Pagination

903-928

Location

Oxford, Eng.

ISSN

0031-5826

eISSN

1744-6570

Language

eng

Publication classification

C1.1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal

Copyright notice

2007, Blackwell Publishing

Issue

4

Publisher

Blackwell