Employee Responsibilities and Rights Journal

, Volume 12, Issue 3, pp 141–162 | Cite as

Compensation or Right: An Analysis of Employee “Fringe” Benefit Perception

  • Barton L. Weathington
  • Lois E. Tetrick


Past research suggests that employee perceptions of the benefits provided to them by their organization can influence employee attitudes. Three factors that appear to influence the perception of benefits by employees are benefit satisfaction, benefit importance, and the perceived motive of the organization in providing the benefit to employees. However, it also appears that some benefits are perceived as rights that are owed to employees by the organization. This study proposes and tests a model of benefit perception that incorporates all of these factors. Results suggest that benefit satisfaction and the perceived motive of the organization in providing a benefit both have a direct relationship with employee attitudes. The perceived right status of a benefit appears to moderate this relationship

employee benefits employee attitudes organizational commitment organizational satisfaction employee perceptions 


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© Plenum Publishing Corporation 2000

Authors and Affiliations

  • Barton L. Weathington
    • 1
  • Lois E. Tetrick
    • 2
  1. 1.Development Dimensions InternationalBridgeville
  2. 2.Department of PsychologyUniversity of HoustonHouston

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