Committee Chair

Zelin, Alexandra I.

Committee Member

Black, Kristen Jennings, 1991-; O'Leary, Brian J.

Department

Dept. of Psychology

College

College of Arts and Sciences

Publisher

University of Tennessee at Chattanooga

Place of Publication

Chattanooga (Tenn.)

Abstract

With the rapid change to remote work, the present study explored whether differing life circumstances (e.g., an at-home parent vs. an older male) changed reward preferences. The present study adds to the scarce total reward preference research by examining the moderating effect age, gender, and parental status have on the relationship between physical work location and total reward preference. Results indicated age to be a moderator of the relationship between work location and reward preference (benefits, work-life effectiveness, performance management, talent development), but gender and parental status were not significant moderators. Exploratory analyses were performed and found correlations between work location and various total rewards categories (i.e., benefits, work-life effectiveness, performance management, and talent development) and age with work-life effectiveness and performance management. Furthermore, gender and parental status t-tests indicated statistical significances at the item level in that women and parents preferred work-life effectiveness rewards more than men and non-parents.

Degree

M. S.; A thesis submitted to the faculty of the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga in partial fulfillment of the requirements of the degree of Master of Science.

Date

5-2022

Subject

COVID-19 Pandemic, 2020-; Reward (Psychology); Work environment

Keyword

Total rewards; preference; COVID-19; remote work; work location; pandemic

Document Type

Masters theses

DCMI Type

Text

Extent

xii, 113 leaves

Language

English

Rights

http://rightsstatements.org/vocab/InC/1.0/

License

http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

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