Pay level satisfaction and employee outcomes: the moderating effect of autonomy and support climates

B.H.J. Schreurs, H. Günter, I.H. van Emmerik, G. Notelaers, D.A.T. Schumacher

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Abstract

The present study examined autonomy climate (AC) and support climate (SC) as moderators of the relationship between pay level satisfaction (PLS) and employee outcomes (i.e. job satisfaction, affective commitment and intention to stay). Survey data were collected from 5801 Belgian employees, representing 148 units. The hypotheses derived from distributive justice theory and from research on the meaning of money received partial support. Multilevel analyses revealed that AC buffered the negative effects of low PLS on all three outcomes, and that SC exacerbated the negative effects of low PLS on intention to stay. Theoretical and practical implications of this differential moderating effect are discussed.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1523-1546
Number of pages24
JournalInternational Journal of Human Resource Management
Volume26
Issue number12
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 4 Jul 2015

Keywords

  • benefits
  • multilevel
  • meaning of money
  • compensation
  • work climate
  • SOCIAL SUPPORT
  • INTERRATER RELIABILITY
  • ORGANIZATIONAL JUSTICE
  • INTRINSIC MOTIVATION
  • JOB CHARACTERISTICS
  • PROCEDURAL JUSTICE
  • CAREER SUCCESS
  • SELF-ESTEEM
  • WORK
  • MONEY

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