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Advances in Psychological Science ›› 2016, Vol. 24 ›› Issue (2): 242-249.doi: 10.3724/SP.J.1042.2016.00242

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The prospect, transfer and expansion of the effort-reward imbalance

CHU Kequn; SONG Guoping   

  1. (School of Psychology, Shaanxi Normal University, Xi’an 710062, China)
  • Received:2015-05-26 Online:2016-02-15 Published:2016-02-15
  • Contact: SONG Guoping, E-mail:


Effort-Reward Imbalance (ERI) model has explored the formation and function mechanism of work stress from effort, reward and overcommitment, which based on society exchange theory. We introduces the expansion of the theory in many fields and the new developments at home and abroad based on summarizing and analyzing the empirical research literature relevant to ERI model in resent 10 years, including the exploration of intermediate variable and antecedent variable of ERI model. Researchers begin to transfer the ERI theory to many realms of the society and conduct the inspections and innovations of the ERI theory in China. Finally, we also put forward researches prospect and the hypothesis model: Effort-Reward Dynamic Cross Imbalance model.

Key words: effort-reward imbalance, overcommitment, work stress, theoretical expansion, theoretical hypothesis