” “It’s immoral.” Yet, historically, societies have had very different visions as to what constitutes social justice and fairness.
Some dominant views include the following: Figure 1: The Impact of Equity on Contentment With the Relationship Nonetheless, in all societies, fairness and justice are deemed important.
According to equity theory, people feel most comfortable when they are getting exactly what they deserve from their relationships—no more and certainly no less.
Equity theory consists of four propositions: People everywhere are concerned with justice. ” “She deserves better.” “It’s just not right.” “He can’t get away with that: It’s illegal.” “It’s unethical!
Equity theory posits that when it comes to relationships, two concerns stand out: (1) How rewarding are their societal, family, and work relationships?
This difference (anisogamy) means that men and women use different strategies when choosing their partners.
A seemingly apparent and simple matter is actually much more complex than it is on the surface. The similarity-attraction theory argues that people are attracted to others that are similar, rather than “opposite.” In Morry’s study (2005), same-sex friendships were tested to see individuals’ satisfaction with an ongoing friendship with a perception of similarity on traits and behaviors.
The age -old questions remains up for discussion today. Academic studies, film, online dating, and more illustrate the psychology of this behavior.
However, individuals may be projecting themselves onto their friends (Morry, 2005). In both men and women, a high level of satisfaction results in a low absolute difference score.
However, women have a slightly higher satisfaction level than men.