The questions are formatted as 6 point Likert scales with choices being

The questions are formatted as 6 point likert scales

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dissatisfaction, 108 to 144 for ambivalent, and between 144 to 216 for satisfaction. The questions are formatted as 6-point Likert scales, with choices being disagree very much, disagree moderately, disagree slightly, agree slightly, agree moderately, and agree very much. This survey used a modified version of the JSS, shortened to from, 36 to 20 items. Two questions from each of the nine facets were chosen, except for the “fringe benefits” category— all four questions were included in this category as it was most relevant to perks. This
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EQUITY THEORY AND SILICON VALLEY 20 modification was allowed, as stated in the original study to make the length of the survey more manageable (Spector, 1985, as cited in Spector, 1997). Job Expectations. This set of questions concerned long-term career goals. Participants were asked: “I can see myself working here in 1 year,” “I can see myself working here in 2 years.” and “I can see myself working here in 5 years.” These three items were formatted as 6- point Likert scales: disagree very much, disagree moderately, disagree slightly, agree slightly, agree moderately, and agree very much. Employee Perceptions of Compensation. This section was measured by three Likert scale type questions. The Likert type items were: “I feel that I am being compensated more than my job merits,” “I believe that my compensation is fair,” and “Perks are part of my overall compensation.” Participants chose a response from 5 responses: strongly disagree, disagree, neither agree nor disagree (neutral), agree, and strongly agree . A composite score was created from the first two questions as an average based on two dimensions. Participants were also asked “Why?” after each Likert scale item. Their responses will be analyzed to see if there are any common themes. Personal Equity Sensitivity. The Equity Preferences Questionnaire (EPQ, Sauley & Bedeian, 2000) was used in this study (see Appendix C). In order to measure equity sensitivity, two different scales had been developed in the past. Huseman, Hatfield, and Miles (1987) were the first to develop a scale called the Equity Sensitivity Index, while Sauley and Bedeian (2000) developed the Equity Preferences Questionnaire (EPQ). Multiple studies have measured the validity and reliability of both scales and agree that they produce comparable results (Jeon, 2012, Wheeler, 2007). This study used the EPQ because the format was more compatible with the means of online data collection. Developed by Sauley and Bedeian (2000), the EPQ was a list of
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EQUITY THEORY AND SILICON VALLEY 21 16 items that investigate an individual’s sense of equity theory. A sample question was, “Employees who are more concerned about what they can get from their employer rather than what they can give to their employer are the wise ones.” The questions were rated on 5-point Likert scales with the responses strongly disagree, disagree, neither agree nor disagree (neutral), agree, and strongly agree . Scores ranged from 16 to 80. Entitleds fell in the range between 16 to 37 points, Equity Sensitives fell in the range between 35 to 58 points, and Benevolents fell in the range between 59 to 80 points.
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