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dc.contributor.authorGeorgellis, Y-
dc.contributor.authorGarcia, SM-
dc.contributor.authorGregoriou, A-
dc.contributor.authorOzbilgin, M-
dc.date.accessioned2017-12-13T16:31:45Z-
dc.date.available2017-12-13T16:31:45Z-
dc.date.issued2017-
dc.identifier.citationBritish Journal of Managementen_US
dc.identifier.issn1045-3172-
dc.identifier.urihttp://bura.brunel.ac.uk/handle/2438/15569-
dc.description.abstractWe explore whether employees compare their pay to the pay of others in a similarly prestigious occupation, and, if so, whether this comparison has a negative impact on pay satisfaction. Using an experimental vignette methodology, Study 1 found that people are more inclined to compare to others from a similar or identical occupation and that comparison negatively impacts pay satisfaction. This comparison and its negative effect is particularly strong in high prestige occupations. Based on survey data, Study 2 also showed that the average pay of others in occupations of similar prestige is negatively correlated with employees’ pay satisfaction. This negative correlation was also stronger in higher prestige occupations. Our analysis highlights the importance of occupational prestige as a main factor influencing pay comparison.en_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.titlePay referents and satisfaction with pay: Does occupational proximity matter?en_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.identifier.doihttps://doi.org/10.1111/1467-8551.12272-
dc.relation.isPartOfBritish Journal of Management-
pubs.publication-statusAccepted-
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