THEORY REVIEW

Equity Theory (ET)

Equity Theory explains the individual's perception of fairness in social exchange relationships, based on the perception of one’s input into relations and the output of those relations compared against the ratio of the input and output of other people

Authors

Dinara Davlembayeva (Business School, University of Kent, UK) & Eleftherios Alamanos (Business School, Newcastle University, UK)

Dinara DavlembayevaEleftherios  Alamanos


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How to Cite

Davlembayeva, D. & Alamanos, E. (2023) Equity Theory: A review. In S. Papagiannidis (Ed), TheoryHub Book. Available at https://open.ncl.ac.uk / ISBN: 9781739604400

Last updated
2023-09-24 21:56:44

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Theory Profile

Proposed by
Adams, 1963

Parent Theory
Social Exchange Theory, Cognitive Dissonance Theory, Social Comparison Theory, Relative deprivation Theory

Related Theories
Fairness Theory, Equity Sensitivity Theory

Discipline
Psychology

Unit of Analysis
Individual

Operationalised
Quantitatively

Level
Micro-level

Type
Theory for Explaining and Predicting

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