International Journal of Business and Social Science

ISSN 2219-1933 (Print), 2219-6021 (Online)

Factors Associated with Preferences Regarding Selected Forms of Variable Pay: A Replication and Extension
Timothy J. Keaveny, Bonnie S. O’Neill, Edward J. Inderrieden

Abstract
This study investigates the relationships among being paid via different variable pay systems, perceptions regarding selected work environment characteristics, and preferences regarding selected variable pay plans. The data highlight the importance of studying pay system preferences among those with significant work experience because measurement of such variables as experience with variable pay systems and perceptions of work environment characteristics is otherwise not possible. The findings suggest a link between perceptions of work autonomy, efficient management of firm resources and job support, pay satisfaction, experience with variable pay systems and preferences regarding selected variable pay systems.

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