ERIC Number: ED190951
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979
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Deprivation and Deservingness: Distributive Justice at Home and at Work.
An exploration of interpersonal justice suggests some connections among relative deprivation theory, justice theory, and depression research. Distinctions between home life and work life are necessary in thinking about fairness, deservingness, and deprivation. A survey of over 400 adults explored the extent to which men and women feel deprived about their jobs and home lives and the extent to which they think they are not receiving what they deserve at work and at home. An examination was made of two special subgroups from this survey: 31 employed men and 31 employed women, all married, childless, and with high status jobs. Both men and women felt less deprivation about their home lives than about their work lives. Both men and women felt that the discrepancy between what they deserve to receive and what they actually are receiving is smaller at home than at work. Results suggest gender is a less important variable than the work-home difference. (NRB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Convention of the American Psychological Association (87th, New York, NY, September 1-5, 1979).