Zelin, Alexandra I.
Black, Kristen Jennings, 1991-; O'Leary, Brian J.
College of Arts and Sciences
University of Tennessee at Chattanooga
Place of Publication
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.
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.
COVID-19 Pandemic, 2020-; Reward (Psychology); Work environment
Industrial and Organizational Psychology
xii, 113 leaves
Ronchetti, Luke, "Total rewards or totally not what the people want? Examining the preferred total rewards of those at home vs. in the workplace" (2022). Masters Theses and Doctoral Dissertations.