“Refers to an evaluation of the fairness of economic and socio-emotional outcomes.” (Grandey & Cordeiro).
“Is concerned with how goods, honors, and obligations are distributed within a community.” (Calhoun, 2003).
Individual evaluations of outcomes received. (Grandey)

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