A New Perspective on Equity Theory: The Equity Sensitivity Construct

@article{Huseman1987ANP,
  title={A New Perspective on Equity Theory: The Equity Sensitivity Construct},
  author={Richard C. Huseman and J. Hatfield and E. Miles},
  journal={Academy of Management Review},
  year={1987},
  volume={12},
  pages={222-234}
}
  • Richard C. Huseman, J. Hatfield, E. Miles
  • Published 1987
  • Economics
  • Academy of Management Review
  • Equity theory proposes that individuals who perceive themselves as either underrewarded or overrewarded will experience distress, and that this distress leads to efforts to restore equity. This paper describes a new construct, equity sensitivity, and proposes that reactions to equity/inequity are a function of an individual's preferences for different outcome/input ratios. The construct is delineated through a series of propositions, and implications for equity research in organizations are… CONTINUE READING

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