Equity Theory of Motivation in Management: Definition & Examples


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When a graduate assistant makes the following comment to a fellow graduate assistant, this is known as _____.

'That professor gets paid 150% more that we do, but does he complete 150% more research surveys?'

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1. Which of the following statements best describes equity theory?

2. Which of the following is an example of the equity theory?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and worksheet will help you exercise your conceptual knowledge on the equity theory of motivation through questions about who first developed the theory and assumptions the theory makes.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

These quiz questions will require you to know:

  • Who developed the theory and when
  • Concepts behind the equity theory of motivation
  • Reference points used for comparison by individuals
  • How to apply the theory

Skills Practiced

  • Making connections - use understanding of the concept behind the equity theory of motivation
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you have gained regarding who developed the theory and when
  • Knowledge application-use your knowledge to answer a question about what an example of the theory at work looks like

Additional Learning

With the help of the lesson called Equity Theory of Motivation in Management: Definition & Examples you will learn more about this topic and review the following objectives:

  • Define the equity theory of motivation
  • Compare self-inside vs. self-outside
  • Understand important notions about the output-input ratio
  • Determine assumptions of the equity theory