Accession Number : AD0754956

Title :   Equity and Group Maintenance Specialization as Determinants of Reward Distribution,

Corporate Author : MICHIGAN STATE UNIV EAST LANSING COMPUTER INST FOR SOCIAL SCIENCE RESEARCH

Personal Author(s) : Jaffe,Joshua J.

Report Date : 1972

Pagination or Media Count : 120

Abstract : It was hypothesized that the proportion of a group's earnings allocated to a nonproductive co-worker would be positively related to the extent of an allocator's specialization in socio-emotional behavior. In the first of two studies, groups composed of four female subjects and a testing confederate who played the role of nonproductive co-worker earned money based upon the number of objects they identified correctly. Socio-emoitional specialization was measured by having all group members rank one another on how much of the group's earnings each member ought to receive. To determine if socio-emotional individuals gave the confederate a larger share of the group's earnings because they were altruistic or more committed to the principle of equal pay for equal time, selected subjects were later run in a second study where group maintenance was of little relevance. The results are discussed.

Descriptors :   (*PERSONALITY, PERFORMANCE(HUMAN)), (*ATTITUDES(PSYCHOLOGY), *SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY), BEHAVIOR, TEST METHODS, MOTIVATION, DECISION MAKING, SALARIES, EMOTIONS, EFFICIENCY, LEADERSHIP

Subject Categories : Psychology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE