with regard to industrial and organizational environments, an worker's interpretation that their income is less than is fair, specifically in comparison to other employees. This can result in dissatisfaction and stress or tension between coworkers and, in some instances, to lessened productivity.

UNDERPAYMENT INEQUITY: "Underpayment inequity is a major focus of work and industrial psychology."
Cite this page: N., Sam M.S., "UNDERPAYMENT INEQUITY," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 29, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/underpayment-inequity/ (accessed October 22, 2021).