October 18 - professional) OVER REWARDED 2. Not...

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October 18, 2010 Justice Perceptions, Group Activities and Decisions Group Projects Justice in the Distribution of Rewards to Group Members Three principles: Equality – everyone gets the same grade Need – group of 4, two A students, a B student and C student. The C student would get an A, the B would get a slight bump and the A students wouldn’t move. Communism – no one is worse off than anyone else. Equity – You get what you put in. If you worked hard, you get a better grade. Merit-based system, what is deserved based on productivity Formula: Person A’s Outcomes/Inputs = Person B’s Outcomes/ Inputs Theory: Dissatisfaction results when ratios are not equal. Both A and B should be dissatisfied Responses to Inequity Predicted: Under-rewarded anger Over-rewarded guilt Two common ways to restore equity Proofreader study 1. Undergrad told about their qualifications and what they would make. (Not professional, but getting the same wage as
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Unformatted text preview: professional) OVER REWARDED 2. Not professional, lower wage - EQUITABLE 3. Just as good as professional, same wage as professional - EQUITABLE They looked at how many errors each caught. Over-rewarded caught more errors and worked harder to justify the change in pay. Most other studies find that over-rewarded people DONT feel guilty and dont tend to complain. Other ways to avoid feeling inequity. Change comparison target Change type or meaning of input/output Emphasize pre-existing talent or high status as an input (or de-emphasize) Change meaning of output (work has social benefits) Sample Group Tasks Use physical talents sports teams Generate ideas brainstorm new business product Chose the right solution solving a math problem, juries deciding guilt Resolve conflict labor negotiation, board deciding to value environment over growth...
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This note was uploaded on 11/17/2010 for the course SOC 330P taught by Professor Maryrose during the Fall '10 term at University of Texas at Austin.

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