International Journal of Business and Social Science

ISSN 2219-1933 (Print), 2219-6021 (Online) DOI: 10.30845/ijbss

The Relationships among Salary, Altruistic Behavior and Job Performance in the National Basketball Association
Tung-Liang Hsiung

During the 2011-12 National Basketball Association (NBA) season, the senior staffs and team players often hold different opinions on salary which results in the suspension of the game. The senior staffs want to cut human resource cost while team players would care much about their salary and interests. Therefore, the senior staff can set up a sound salary system to improve the altruistic behavior of the players as well as reduce extra human resource cost. The purpose of this study is to explore the effect of salary on altruistic behavior and job performance and the mediating effect of altruistic behavior. With teams and players of the NBA 2011-12 Playoffs as the sample, the regression analysis is adopted to verify the hypotheses. It is found from the results that salary has a significant positive impact on altruistic behavior as well as job performance. Meanwhile, altruistic behavior has a significant positive impact on job performance and partly exerts mediating effect on the relationship between salary and job performance.

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