The authors thank Annemarie Schmoyer for her help with data collection and data entry for this study.
Predictors of Male and Female Servers' Average Tip Earnings1
Article first published online: 31 JUL 2006
Journal of Applied Social Psychology
Volume 30, Issue 2, pages 241–252, February 2000
How to Cite
LYNN, M. and SIMONS, T. (2000), Predictors of Male and Female Servers' Average Tip Earnings. Journal of Applied Social Psychology, 30: 241–252. doi: 10.1111/j.1559-1816.2000.tb02314.x
- Issue published online: 31 JUL 2006
- Article first published online: 31 JUL 2006
Tips represent a substantial portion of restaurant waiters' and waitresses' incomes. We report a study that examines several potential predictors of the differences in servers' average tip earnings. Our results indicate that servers earn larger average sales-adjusted tips if they are attractive females, better service providers, and high self-monitors. However, these effects hold up only for evening tips. None of the variables in this study predicted servers' average lunch tips. The methodological, theoretical, and managerial implications of these findings are discussed.