An Analysis of the Relation between Personality and the Attractiveness of Total Rewards Components

Posted: 28 Apr 2010

Date Written: September 15, 2008

Abstract

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

Suggested Citation

Vandenberghe, Christian and St-Onge, Sylvie and Robineau, Évelyne, An Analysis of the Relation between Personality and the Attractiveness of Total Rewards Components (September 15, 2008). Relations Industrielles/Industrial Relations, Vol. 63, No. 3, 2008, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1596088

Christian Vandenberghe (Contact Author)

HEC Montreal ( email )

3000, Chemin de la Côte-Sainte-Catherine
Montreal, Quebec H2X 2L3
Canada

Sylvie St-Onge

HEC Montreal ( email )

3000, Chemin de la Côte-Sainte-Catherine
Montreal, Quebec H3T 2A7
Canada

Évelyne Robineau

HEC Montreal ( email )

3000, Chemin de la Côte-Sainte-Catherine
Montreal, Quebec H2X 2L3
Canada

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