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Once people know that others receive a reward for a quality task, but they do not, their performance decreases depending on how vital fairness is to the individual

  • What happens in a situation in which an individual is given a quality task for no compensation while knowing that someone else receives a reward for the same effort? If a performance drop occurs, does the individual's fairness sensitivity play a dependent role? These questions are approached theoretically and experimentally within this thesis. As a foundation, the most critical insights from the psychological investigation of extrinsic rewards and its impact on intrinsic motivation and performance are reviewed. Furthermore, relevant findings regarding fairness are introduced from varying fields of research. The conducted double-blind experiment suggests with limited confidence that the higher an individual's fairness sensitivity in a situation of perceived unfair treatment, the lower the performance.

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Author:Hans Joel Thal
Advisor:Armin Trost
Document Type:Bachelor Thesis
Year of Completion:2020
Granting Institution:Hochschule Furtwangen
Release Date:2020/09/01
Tag:Individual fairness sensitivity; Inequity aversion; Performance; Quality tasks; Unfair treatment
Degree Program:BMP - Business Management and Psychology
Functional area:Human Resource Management
Open-Access-Status: Closed Access 
Licence (German):License LogoUrheberrechtlich geschützt