Salary Equity: Its Determination, Analysis, and Correlates

Professional employees in a division of the Federal Public Health Service were divided into an equity subsample (n = 96) and an inequity subsample (n = 74) based on their perceived fairness of salary treatment. Questionnaires were completed by the Ss and their immediate superiors. Through multiple-regression analysis a quantitative model was developed that predicted equitable salaries with a high degree of accuracy (R = .933) and served to significantly reduce the perceived inequity of the inequity subsample. This model emphasized maturity type variables. The Ss in the equity subsample demonstrated less dissonance, more favorable attitudes toward their work and the organization, and a lower propensity to terminate voluntarily employment than did Ss in the inequity subsample.

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Article Title: Salary Equity: Its Determination, Analysis, and Correlates
Journal: Journal of Applied Psychology (Jan, 1972)
Vol. 56, No. 4
Author(s): Lee, Sang M;  Finn, R.
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Lee, Sang M
Lee, Sang M
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