Distributional Justice and Group Solidarity

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Key Words
justice solidarity

Terms & Definitions:
  • global_justice_perception - actors macro level justice perception of the situation, which they cannot experience directly in the group
  • justice_perception - what individuals think about the situation whether it is just or not
  • legitimacy - the belief that someone's position and the system incorporating it are right and proper
  • norm_stability - the degrees that norms are applied to across the situations with consistency
  • over_reward - condition in which actor gets more than expectation
  • power - differences in position that advantage certain actors when negotiating for resources
  • solidarity - the strength and durability of a person to group and person to person relation
  • under_reward - condition in which actor gets less than expectation

Scope Conditions:
  1. Just distribution of resources is the major task of the group.
  2. Distribution of the resource in group is controlled by legitimated person(s).
  3. Members have long term relationship enough to develop global concept of justice.
  1. Actors in exchange situation are more sensitive to under_rewards than over_rewards.
  2. Instability of the distributional norm causes unjust_reward to the actor, either under or over reward way
  3. Under_rewards have more impact than over_rewards on developing members' concept of justice.
  4. Under_reward experience provokes actors emotion of anger even though overall reward is just.
  5. Repeated experience of instability norm causes negative global_justice_perception among group members.
  6. Negative global_justice_perception reduces group oriented attitude of the members.
  7. Reducing group orientation decreases legitimacy of the leader and group solidarity.