Key Words:

justice solidarity

Terms & Definitions:

  • distributional justice - the normative rules to the allocation of a particular benefits or burdens among group member
  • 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
  • global justice perception - actors macro level justice perception the situation, which they cannot experience directly in the group

Scope Conditions:

  1. Just distribution of resource 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.
Title: Distributional Justice and Group Solidarity
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