Antecedent and employee well-being outcomes of perceived benefits schemes: a two-wave study

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Purpose: The purpose of the research is to examine the antecedent and employee well-being outcomes of employees' perceptions of benefits schemes. Design/methodology/approach: Data were collected using both paper-based and web-based questionnaires over two time points (one month apart). The sample included 281 participants in eight companies in China. Structural equation modelling was employed to investigate the relationship between Chinese traditionality, perceived benefits schemes, job involvement and emotional exhaustion. Findings: Chinese traditionality is an antecedent of employees' perceptions of benefits schemes. Perceived benefits schemes are negatively associated with emotional exhaustion. Moreover, job involvement mediates the relationship between perceived benefits schemes and emotional exhaustion. Research limitations/implications: The data were collected in eight manufacturing companies in China, which may raise concerns about the generalisability of findings across industries, nations and cultures. Larger, more representative and cross-contextual samples are needed for future research to test the results further. Practical implications: Managers should anticipate that employees with different cultural values may develop dissimilar perceptions of the same benefits schemes. Hence, managers need to communicate the benefits schemes to distinct employee groups in different ways. Originality/value: Based on the conservation of resources model, this research offers theoretical insights into the mechanisms through which perceived benefits schemes influence employee health well-being. In addition, this research tests an antecedent of perceived benefits schemes.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1161-1181
Number of pages16
JournalInternational Journal of Manpower
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 2022


  • Chinese traditionality
  • Emotional exhaustion
  • Employee well-being
  • Job involvement
  • Perceived benefits schemes

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