Alternative compensation method : a theoretical reward system model incorporating adult-life and work/career stages of school administrators

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Richard Harry Snyder (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
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Charles M. Achilles

Abstract: The purpose of this research study was to design a theoretical compensation system for school administrators incorporating concepts of career/work development and adult-life stages. Some of the questions guiding the study were: (1) What are the similarities, etc. of various theories supporting the development of an adult-life stage compensation model?; (2) What are the probable impacts on a school district's operating costs of using a compensation system based on career paths and adult-life principles?; and (3) What are the financial differences between the hypothetical and the traditional compensation systems for a real school district? Some major findings were: (1) substantial research and theory support a reward system based on adult-life stages and/or work and career phases; (2) an adult-life stage compensation plan developed and paid annually over an individual's lifetime can benefit the individual and the employing organization; and (3) adult-life stage compensation system provides remuneration to employees during their most productive periods at salary levels that recognize their contributions to the school.

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Language: English
Date: 1991
School administrators $x Salaries, etc.
School districts $x Finance

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