Accession Number:

AD0754956

Title:

Equity and Group Maintenance Specialization as Determinants of Reward Distribution,

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

MICHIGAN STATE UNIV EAST LANSING COMPUTER INST FOR SOCIAL SCIENCE RESEARCH

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1972-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

120.0

Abstract:

It was hypothesized that the proportion of a groups earnings allocated to a nonproductive co-worker would be positively related to the extent of an allocators 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 groups earnings each member ought to receive. To determine if socio-emotional individuals gave the confederate a larger share of the groups 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.

Subject Categories:

  • Psychology

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE