Referents - Other-outside: Another employee or employees...

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Referents: The four comparisons an employee can make have been termed as “referents” according to Goodman. The referent chosen is a significant variable in equity theory. These referents are as follows: Self-inside: An employee’s experience in a different position inside his present organization. Self-outside: An employee’s experience in a situation outside the present organization. Other-inside: Another employee or group of employees inside the employee’s present organization.
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Unformatted text preview: Other-outside: Another employee or employees outside the employees present organization. An employee might compare himself with his peer within the present job in the current organization or with his friend/peer working in some other organization or with the past jobs held by him with others. An employees choice of the referent will be influenced by the appeal of the referent and the employees knowledge about the referent....
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