Gillespie: The Effects of Health Benefit Use and Satisfaction on Commitment among Full and Part-time Employees

Title: The Effects of Health Benefit Use and Satisfaction on Commitment among Full and Part-time Employees

Committee: Drs. Bob Sinclair, Pat Raymark, and Patrick Rosopa

Details: Thursday, October 27th at 11:30 am in Brackett 419

Abstract: Previous research on employee benefits has found that benefits are related to various employee attitudes including job satisfaction, turnover intentions, organizational commitment, perceived organizational support, affective organizational commitment, and continuance organizational commitment (Blau et al., 2001; Sinclair, Leo, & Wright, 2005; Williams et al., 2002). The current study will examine how health benefit use and health benefit satisfaction affect three types of commitment: affective organizational, continuance organizational and union loyalty. To date, researchers have never examined the differential effects of health benefits use in full and part-time employees. Given that it is uncommon for part-time employees to be offered benefits, part-time employees may view their benefits as a way in which the organization or union demonstrates that they care for their employees or members as individuals. Therefore, I hypothesize that employee work status will moderate the relationship between health benefit use and health benefit satisfaction on affective organizational commitment and union loyalty, such that those who use their benefits, are highly satisfied, and work part-time have the highest commitment levels.

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