Referent, Definition(s) of

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"…comparison other." (Grandey & Cordeiro)

"The idea or thing that a word, symbolizes." (Abate, 2003).

"A comparison standard." (Cordeiro)

Glossary Source: 

Grandey, A. & Cordeiro, B. (2002, October 09). Family-Friendly Policies and Organizational Justice, A Sloan Work and Family Encyclopedia Entry. Chestnut Hill, MA: Boston College.

Referent. (2002). In Frank Abate, (Ed.), The Oxford American dictionary of current English in English dictionaries and thesauruses. UK: Oxford University Press, Inc. Internet Explorer. www.oxfordreference.com (16 June 2003).

As defined by Cordeiro citing Adams: Adams, J.S. (1965). Inequity in social exchangee. In L. Berkowitz (Ed.). Advances in Experimental Social Psychology, Vol 2 (pp. 267-299). New York: Academic Press.