Preferences and Perceptions of Vertical Pay Inequality and Upward Mobility in the Workplace

dc.contributor.advisorMishra, Sandeep
dc.contributor.authorCurran, Alexandra
dc.date.accessioned2023-09-15T14:40:16Z
dc.date.available2023-09-15T14:40:16Z
dc.date.copyright2023-09
dc.date.created2023-09-01
dc.degree.departmentDepartment of Management
dc.degree.grantorUniversity of Guelphen
dc.degree.nameMaster of Science
dc.degree.programmeManagement
dc.description.abstractIn most workplaces, pay is varied among employees depending on their position or status within the organization. The purpose of this study was to investigate this pay inequality in two different contexts. First, researchers investigated individuals’ preferences for pay inequality and considered upward mobility as a possible explanation for strong pay inequality preferences. Second, researchers examined how employees might justify the pay inequality they face in their workplace. In addition, several moderating variables were investigated to determine what might strengthen or weaken the predicted relationships between pay inequality and upward mobility. Past research has studied pay inequality and upward mobility separately but has failed to investigate how they may influence one another. Practical contributions include giving organizations an understanding of how to successfully create dispersed pay systems in their workplaces and contributing to a better understanding of inequality and individuals’ preferences or justifications for it in society.
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/10214/27938
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherUniversity of Guelphen
dc.rightsAttribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 Internationalen
dc.rights.urihttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/
dc.subjectVertical pay inequalityen
dc.subjectUpward mobilityen
dc.subjectSelf-efficacyen
dc.subjectOrganizational trustworthinessen
dc.subjectPerceived disadvantageen
dc.subjectPerceived relative deprivationen
dc.subjectSystem justificationen
dc.titlePreferences and Perceptions of Vertical Pay Inequality and Upward Mobility in the Workplace
dc.typeThesisen

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