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James is a salaried employee whose job is to proofread legal documents. He discovers that he is paid substantially more than his colleagues, even though their jobs and performances are very similar. What is likely to be his reaction to this discovery according to equity theory?
A) The quantity of documents he proofreads will decrease.
B) He will begin to look for a position outside of the company.
C) The quality of documents he proofreads will decrease.
D) He will seek a position within the company commensurate with his pay.
E) The quantity and/or the quality of documents he proofreads will increase.
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Explanation:  A) When a person sees himself as overrewarded, it creates guilt. In order to reinstate a sense of equity, according to equity theory, James will change his inputs (exert more if overpaid). He will increase the quantity or the quality of documents he proofreads.
B) When a person sees himself as overrewarded, it creates guilt. In order to reinstate a sense of equity, according to equity theory, James will change his inputs (exert more if overpaid). He will increase the quantity or the quality of documents he proofreads.
C) When a person sees himself as overrewarded, it creates guilt. In order to reinstate a sense of equity, according to equity theory, James will change his inputs (exert more if overpaid). He will increase the quantity or the quality of documents he proofreads.
D) When a person sees himself as overrewarded, it creates guilt. In order to reinstate a sense of equity, according to equity theory, James will change his inputs (exert more if overpaid). He will increase the quantity or the quality of documents he proofreads.
E) When a person sees himself as overrewarded, it creates guilt. In order to reinstate a sense of equity, according to equity theory, James will change his inputs (exert more if overpaid). He will increase the quantity or the quality of documents he proofreads.
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