Title: Compensation systems attributes and teachers' performance: mediating effect of psychological contract fulfilment

Authors: Rana Nadir Idrees; Imran Haider Naqvi; Asma Imran; Muhammad Ismail

Addresses: Department of Management Sciences, COMSATS University Islamabad, Lahore, Punjab 54000, Pakistan ' Department of Management Sciences, COMSATS University Islamabad, Lahore, Punjab 54000, Pakistan ' Department of Management Sciences, COMSATS University Islamabad, Lahore, Punjab 54000, Pakistan ' Department of Statistics, COMSATS University Islamabad, Lahore, Punjab 54000, Pakistan

Abstract: Higher education institutions (HEIs) play a role in building a knowledge economy, but doing so requires dedicated, well-educated and well-performing teachers, so teachers' performance (TP) has become an issue for developing countries. This research evaluates the impact of compensation system schemes on teachers' performance in the universities of Pakistan in order to explain the mediating role of psychological contract fulfilment (PCF). A nationwide survey of 52 HEIs in Pakistan was conducted using the random sampling probability technique. After the data collection, mediation was checked using quantitative research methods, including correlation, regression, multiple mediation, and process. This study analyses the importance of psychological contract fulfilment in mediating the relationship between compensation systems attributes (CSAs) and teachers' performance and suggests that psychological contract fulfilment mediates the relationship between compensation system attributes and teachers' performance. This study confirms and extends existing empirical evidence concerning the basis of the CSAs-PCF-TP relationships. The current study helps higher-education authorities and other policymakers to realign their compensation systems to create stronger relationships between compensation and psychological contract fulfilment to teacher's performance, which will help them to attain their sustainable development plans.

Keywords: tenure track system; TTS; performance; appraisal; psychological contract fulfilment; PCF; higher education; socio-economic indicators; university; faculty; human resource; human capital; ranking.

DOI: 10.1504/MEJM.2019.102826

Middle East Journal of Management, 2019 Vol.6 No.6, pp.695 - 724

Available online: 13 Aug 2019 *

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