Gender Differences in Preference for Over-Reward and Tolerance of Under-Reward
Used a within-Ss design to determine gender differences in preference for over-reward and tolerance of under-reward.Differences were based on the equity of starting salary and time until 1st promotion described in a job search exercise. Ss were 34 female and 54 male university students (aged 19–42 yrs). Women had lower preference than men for over-reward for both starting salary and time until 1st promotion, but there were no gender differences in tolerance of under-reward.
Summers, T. P., Sightler, K. W., & Stahl, M. J. (1992). Gender differences in preference for over-reward and tolerance of under-reward. Journal of Social Behavior & Personality, 7(1), 177-188.