Deutsch (1985) Distributive Justice (equity theory presumes following…
Deutsch (1985) Distributive Justice
Full rationality, human nature, only one principle, based on proportionality to contribution
Different principles or values and ...: equality, need, winner-takes-all
equity theory presumes following assumptions:
• Rational, economic individual
• Outcomes should be distributed among individuals in proportion to their inputs and contributions.
• Individuals try to maximise their outcomes.
basic theme of equity theory
to which according to his merit (contribution)
ifrst generation of equity theory represented by Homan, Adams and Walsters et al
Distribution of rewards in direct exchanges, reward, costs, investment, contribtuons.
Focus on exchange relations, ratio of outcomes to inputs, recognition and relevance in exchanges
Walsters et al
as a group will try to maximise total rewards
Jasso, Wegener, Liebing