Difference Between Equity Theory And Job Satisfaction

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This model combines and explains two theories, Discrepancy theory and equity theory. Discrepancy theory which states the level of job satisfaction is determined by the discrepancy between what people expect to receive and what they experience. Therefore, both job satisfaction and job dissatisfaction results from a comparison of what they expect to receive and the perceived amount reserved for them. Job satisfaction occurs as the persons expectations are met or exceeded and job dissatisfaction occurs when the received condition is noticeably less than the expected condition. Equity theory occurs when the person and comparison others have similar outcome. This is particularly is relevant to job satisfaction, because the amount the employee expect to receive is partly determined by our comparison with other people. Because the amount the employee expect to receive depends on not only how hard they work and others work and compared to their level of pay. Equity theory also explains why job satisfaction does not continue to increase as employee receive much better outcomes than they expect they develop feelings of guilt that they have been over rewarded and the organization has been …show more content…
Cognitively employee’s attitude is affected when they believe that something is not given or done for them yet done for others especially if they are on the same level with those employees. And that belief brings emotional feeling to the employee and start asking why they have been treated unfairly and could be very disappointed about it. Finally, the consequence will force the employee to behave in a certain way and this could result from not to perform well on their job and absenteeism also could become another issue and finally led to quitting their job and not only quitting they also could have thoughts on what negative they will do when they quit or before they

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