An Analysis of the Relation between Personality and the Attractiveness of Total Rewards Components
Posted: 28 Apr 2010
Date Written: September 15, 2008
This study examines the links between personality and the relative attraction of various total rewards components. A survey approach is adopted, with 967 individuals completing a questionnaire. These individuals are currently employed. Results show that, after controlling for the effects of several demographic variables, “Big-Five” personality traits do affect individuals’ attraction to the following total rewards components: quality of work and of social relationships, development and career opportunities, variable pay, indirect pay, flexibility of working conditions, and prestige. Among Big-Five personality traits, openness to experience best predicts the relative importance employees give to the various total rewards components.
JEL Classification: J39, M12, M52
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