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DEVELOPMENT OF SEX DIFFERENCES IN DISTRIBUTIVE JUSTICE (EQUITY, EQUALITY, FAIRNESS, REWARD ALLOCATION)

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1986
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This study assessed the perceived fairness of vignette characters who had contributed either more or less than a coworker in a task and had subsequently divided the rewards either equitably or equally. The objective was to explore the development of sex differences in distributive justice between preadolescence and adulthood in light of two competing explanations of those differences. The "normative" explanation states that males and females vary in their respective preferences for the norms of equity and equality. The "motivational" explanation states that the sexes vary their norm preference according to self-favoring (males) or generous (females) motives . Results provided no support for the former explanation, but support in the fifth grade and college groups for the latter explanation. The eighth grade group was unique in that those males rated generous allocations more fair than the females did. A developmental pattern of cognitive changes in sex-role concepts was suggested.
Title: THE DEVELOPMENT OF SEX DIFFERENCES IN DISTRIBUTIVE JUSTICE (EQUITY, EQUALITY, FAIRNESS, REWARD ALLOCATION).
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Name(s): BOLDIZAR, JANET P.
Florida Atlantic University, Degree grantor
Perry, David G., Thesis advisor
Type of Resource: text
Genre: Electronic Thesis Or Dissertation
Issuance: monographic
Date Issued: 1986
Publisher: Florida Atlantic University
Place of Publication: Boca Raton, Fla.
Physical Form: application/pdf
Extent: 47 p.
Language(s): English
Summary: This study assessed the perceived fairness of vignette characters who had contributed either more or less than a coworker in a task and had subsequently divided the rewards either equitably or equally. The objective was to explore the development of sex differences in distributive justice between preadolescence and adulthood in light of two competing explanations of those differences. The "normative" explanation states that males and females vary in their respective preferences for the norms of equity and equality. The "motivational" explanation states that the sexes vary their norm preference according to self-favoring (males) or generous (females) motives . Results provided no support for the former explanation, but support in the fifth grade and college groups for the latter explanation. The eighth grade group was unique in that those males rated generous allocations more fair than the females did. A developmental pattern of cognitive changes in sex-role concepts was suggested.
Identifier: 14298 (digitool), FADT14298 (IID), fau:11106 (fedora)
Collection: FAU Electronic Theses and Dissertations Collection
Note(s): Thesis (M.A.)--Florida Atlantic University, 1986.
Charles E. Schmidt College of Science
Subject(s): Sex differences
Distributive justice
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