Accession Number : AD0764551

Title :   Estimates of Equitable Salary Increases Based upon Merit and Non-Merit Considerations: A Cross-National Comparison.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept.,

Corporate Author : ROCHESTER UNIV N Y MANAGEMENT RESEARCH CENTER

Personal Author(s) : Barrett,Gerald V. ; Alexander,Ralph A.

Report Date : 30 JUN 1973

Pagination or Media Count : 48

Abstract : The purpose of the investigation was three fold. First, to determine if the linear, logrithmic or power function best described the relationship between merit and salary increase and if the function was moderated by nationality of the managers. Second, to determine the influence of non-merit considerations on salary increases and the moderating influence of nationality. Third, the study was designed to determine if the method of obtaining the managers perception would influence the form of the function between merit and salary increase. Results from over 4,000 subjects who had taken Exercise Compensation supported the power function as the best fit between merit and salary increase. The function was not moderated by nationality. An expanded version of Exercise Compensation found that the linear function best described the relationship between merit and salary increase. The non-merit salary awards were moderated by nationality. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*SALARIES, *PERFORMANCE(HUMAN)), STATISTICAL ANALYSIS, MOTIVATION, PERSONNEL, INDUSTRIAL PSYCHOLOGY, CULTURE

Subject Categories : Psychology
      Personnel Management and Labor Relations

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE