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ERIC Number: EJ830027
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Mar
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 86
ISSN: ISSN-1366-8250
Applying Equity Theory to Staff Working with Individuals with Intellectual Disabilities
Disley, Philip; Hatton, Chris; Dagnan, Dave
Journal of Intellectual & Developmental Disability, v34 n1 p55-66 Mar 2009
Background: This paper provides an overview of the empirical research on equity theory amongst staff working in services for individuals with intellectual disabilities (ID). Method: Relevant articles were identified by using the PsycINFO computerised database and by conducting manual searches of reference lists. Results: Six studies were identified and reviewed. Staff often report that they feel under-benefited in their work-based relationships. Associations were found between staff equity perceptions and staff outcomes such as burnout, absenteeism and intention to leave. Conclusion: Previous research findings on staff outcomes are discussed within the context of equity theory. The implications of staff equity perceptions for ID services are discussed and possible directions for future research are forwarded. It is suggested that equity theory may have some utility as a theoretical starting point from which to develop a comprehensive theory to integrate various strands of research on staffing.
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Publication Type: Information Analyses; Journal Articles
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Language: English
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