Equity Theory of Motivation: Reward & Effort


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Who developed the equity theory in 1963?

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1. Why does the equity theory believe that the number of inputs must be equal to the number of outputs?

2. A team designing their company's new marketing strategy has shown loyalty by refusing to accept a job offer from a competing firm. They have shown great knowledge, skill and enthusiasm because they have a belief that they are growing as people within their current job. Which of the following from the above scenario is NOT an input?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This handy quiz and worksheet combo will check your knowledge of the equity theory of motivation that was developed in 1963. In order to be successful on the quiz, you'll need to know about topics such as the outcomes of inequities in rewards.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

During the assessments, you will be tested on:

  • Financial compensation and other positives
  • Inequities in rewards
  • Who created equity theory

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding an explanation of equity theory
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the background of the person who developed this theory
  • Making connections - understand the concept related to the balance of rewards

Additional Learning

To learn more about equity theory, review the following lesson called Equity Theory of Motivation: Reward & Effort. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Defines equity theory
  • Explains the two factors that must be in balance
  • Covers the influence of behavioral psychologist who developed the theory
  • Explores the perception of inequality