Contemporary Psychology, Vol. 24, No. 1, 2021, 45-60

Original scientific paper

The position of rewarding in the two-dimensional space of organizational climate facets

Zoran Sušanj - Filozofski fakultet Sveučilišta u Rijeci, Odsjek za psihologiju, Sveučilišna avenija 4, 51000 Rijeka

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Organizational climate refers to the perceptions of different, employee-relevant aspects of the organizational environment. One of them is the reward system. In this paper, using multidimensional scaling, the relative meaning or position that rewarding occupies with regard to seeing other important organizational climate facets is analyzed. Data collected on a large sample of organizations of different industries were analyzed, and the questionnaire used measured the perception of twelve substantively different aspects of the organizational environment. The results indicate the semantic similarity of rewarding and other organizational systems that are important for employees - promotion and informing, while the perception of employees’ attitudes towards work and organization - their attitude towards the quality of work, motivation and involvement, innovation and initiative, and organizational affiliation - are relatively distant from this facet of the climate. Various theoretical explanations of possible interpretations of the overall organizational context cognitive map are offered, and the practical implications of the obtained results for human resource management and development are discussed.

rewarding, organizational climate, multidimensional scaling

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