Equity Theory/breakdown of relationships

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  • Created on: 13-01-15 15:09

From memory:

EQUITY THEORY - relationships are maintained by fairness, not to be confused with equality

BREAKDOWN -

Duck - breakdown, intra-psychic phase, dyadic phase, social phase, grave-dressing phase, resurrection processes

Lee - 5 stages of breakdown: dissatisfaction, exposure, negotiation, resolution, termination

With booklet:

EQUITY THEORY -

* Maximising rewards, minimising negative experiences

* The greater the unfairness, the greater the dissatisfaction

* Subjective

* Clark and Mills - communal relationships are governed more by a DESIRE to respond to the needs of a partner

* GENDER DIFFERENCES - Steil and Weltman - women are more socially aware than men, men are less likely to notice unfairness in a relationship

* CULTURAL RELATIVITY - Moghaddam…

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