Rewards and organizational commitment across structural characteristics: A meta-analysis

Aaron Cohen, Urs E. Gattiker

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This article uses meta-analysis to summarize previous empirical studies which examine the relationship between actual income/pay satisfaction and organizational commitment (OC) across different structural settings. Twenty-one studies with correlational data on the relationship between OC and income, and 27 studies dealing with OC and pay satisfaction are examined; these studies include 23 and 31 independent samples, respectively. The findings reveal a moderator effect related to type of occupation in the OC-income relationship, and to sector in the OC-pay satisfaction relationship. The findings also show the moderating effect of measurement of OC on pay satisfaction. Theoretical and methodological considerations pertaining to the OC-rewards relationship are discussed. Directions for future research and practical implications are indicated.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)137-157
Number of pages21
JournalJournal of Business and Psychology
Issue number2
StatePublished - Dec 1994

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Business and International Management
  • General Business, Management and Accounting
  • Applied Psychology
  • General Psychology


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