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Fairness in allocation decisions: does type of resource and relationship matter?

Hassan, Arif and Ahmed, Mohammad (2019) Fairness in allocation decisions: does type of resource and relationship matter? Psychological Studies, 64 (1). pp. 103-109. ISSN 0033-2968 E-ISSN 0974-9861

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Abstract

The study, conducted in Malaysia, examined the role of recipient–allocator relationship in perceived choice of resource allocation norms (equity, equality, and need) on two types of resources (money and favour) and the degree to which they were considered fair. Subjects responded to vignettes that described a resource to be allocated by an allocator between a needy and a meritorious employee. Recipients relationship status in the vignettes indicated that one of the two was the brother of the allocator who was either meritorious or needy. In the control group, no relationship characteristic of the recipient was stated. Results indicated that equality was the fairest and preferred norm of justice. No significant difference was obtained among the perceived norm and fairness in all but one situation distribution of loan). The results are discussed in relation to the subjects’ cognitive strategy and collectivistic values.

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Additional Information: 2898/71710
Uncontrolled Keywords: Allocation decisions, Justice norms, Resource type, Allocator–recipient relationship
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HF Commerce > HF5001 Business. Business Administration
H Social Sciences > HF Commerce > HF5001 Business. Business Administration > HF5548.7 Industrial psychology
H Social Sciences > HM Sociology > HM1001 Social psychology
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Economics and Management Sciences
Kulliyyah of Economics and Management Sciences > Department of Business Administration
Depositing User: Prof. Arif Hassan
Date Deposited: 22 Apr 2019 09:46
Last Modified: 12 Jul 2019 10:39
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/71710

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