This research was financed by a grant from SVO (SVO 94138), the Dutch Organization for Educational Research. We would like to thank René Schripsema for his help in collecting the data.
Collective Outcomes and Justice Considerations in Evaluating Equalization of a Special-Education Budget1
Version of Record online: 31 JUL 2006
Journal of Applied Social Psychology
Volume 32, Issue 3, pages 570–589, March 2002
How to Cite
Ybema, J. F., Hagedoorn, M. and Buunk, B. P. (2002), Collective Outcomes and Justice Considerations in Evaluating Equalization of a Special-Education Budget. Journal of Applied Social Psychology, 32: 570–589. doi: 10.1111/j.1559-1816.2002.tb00231.x
- Issue online: 31 JUL 2006
- Version of Record online: 31 JUL 2006
This study examined evaluations of a proposal to equalize the budget for special education across regions among 1,114 participants affiliated with either mainstream or special education in The Netherlands. In line with predictions, it was found that equalization was more positively evaluated as expected outcomes for the own region were more favorable, and as the procedures and distribution were regarded as more fair. Moreover, equalization was evaluated more positively as referent distributions were rated as less fair. This research shows that perceived quality and fairness of a policy measure are strongly related to the perceived favorability of collective outcomes.