Mgmt330 Organizational Behavior Ch 5

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  • 1. 
    ________________ is defined as a set of energetic forces that originates both within and outside an employee.
    • A. 

      Motivation

    • B. 

      Expectancy theory

    • C. 

      Expectancy

    • D. 

      Self-efficacy


  • 2. 
    Motivation is a critical consideration because ______________ is largely a function of two factors: motivation and ability
    • A. 

      Job performance

    • B. 

      Ability

    • C. 

      Motivation

    • D. 

      Self-efficacy


  • 3. 
    ______________ describes the cognitive process that employees go through to make choices among different voluntary responses.
    • A. 

      Expectancy theory

    • B. 

      Motivation

    • C. 

      Self-efficacy

    • D. 

      Needs


  • 4. 
    ____________ represents the belief that exerting a high level of effort will result in the successful performance of some task.
    • A. 

      Expectancy

    • B. 

      Motivation

    • C. 

      Needs

    • D. 

      Self-efficacy


  • 5. 
    ______________ is defined as the belief that a person has the capabilities needed to execute the behaviors required for task success.
    • A. 

      Self-efficacy

    • B. 

      Motivation

    • C. 

      Instrumentality

    • D. 

      Expectancy theory


  • 6. 
    __________________ represents the belief that successful performance will result in some outcome(s).
    • A. 

      Instrumentality

    • B. 

      Valence

    • C. 

      Expectancy Theory

    • D. 

      Self-efficacy


  • 7. 
    ______________ reflects the anticipated value of the outcomes associated with performance.
    • A. 

      Valence

    • B. 

      Instrumentality

    • C. 

      Self-efficacy

    • D. 

      Expectancy Theory


  • 8. 
    ______________ can be defined as cognitive groupings or clusters of outcomes that are viewed as having critical psychological or physiological consequences.
    • A. 

      Needs

    • B. 

      Wants

    • C. 

      Motivation

    • D. 

      Instrumentality


  • 9. 
    ____________ motivation is motivation that is controlled by some contingency that depends on task performance.
    • A. 

      Extrinsic

    • B. 

      Intrinsic


  • 10. 
    ______________ motivation is motivation that is felt when task performance serves as its own reward.
    • A. 

      Intrinsic

    • B. 

      Extrinsic


  • 11. 
    _____________ consists of updates on employee progress toward goal attainment.
    • A. 

      Feedback

    • B. 

      Task Complexity

    • C. 

      Goal Commitment

    • D. 

      Equity Theory


  • 12. 
    _________________ acknowledges that motivation doesn't just depend on your own beliefs and circumstances but also on what happens to other people.
    • A. 

      Expectancy theory

    • B. 

      Feedback

    • C. 

      Goal commitment

    • D. 

      Task complexity


  • 13. 
    ______________ is defined as the degree to which a person accepts a goal and is determined to try to reach it.
    • A. 

      Goal commitment

    • B. 

      Task complexity

    • C. 

      Feedback

    • D. 

      Equity theory


  • 14. 
    Any imbalance in ratios triggers ______________ which is an internal tension that can only be alleviated by restoring balance to the ratios.
    • A. 

      Equity distress

    • B. 

      Cognitive calculus

    • C. 

      Intrinsic inequity

    • D. 

      Extrinsic inequity


  • 15. 
    ________________ reflects an energy rooted in the belief that work tasks contribute to some larger purpose.
    • A. 

      Psychological empowerment

    • B. 

      Intrinsic value

    • C. 

      Meaningfulness

    • D. 

      Impact


  • 16. 
    ____________ captures the value of a work goal or purpose, relative to a person's own ideals and passions.
    • A. 

      Meaningfulness

    • B. 

      Competence

    • C. 

      Self-determination

    • D. 

      Impact


  • 17. 
    ___________________ captures a person's belief in his or her capability to perform work tasks successfully.
    • A. 

      Competence

    • B. 

      Self-determination

    • C. 

      Impact

    • D. 

      Meaningfulness


  • 18. 
    ____________ reflects the sense that a person's actions "make a difference"
    • A. 

      Impact

    • B. 

      Meaningfulness

    • C. 

      Self-determination

    • D. 

      Competence


  • 19. 
    Valences can be positive, negative or zero.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False


  • 20. 
    Research suggests that _________ are more likely than men to view money as representing achievement, respect, and freedom.
    • A. 

      Men

    • B. 

      Women


  • 21. 
    The effects of __________________ goals are almost twice as strong on simple tasks as on complex tasks.
    • A. 

      Specific and difficult

    • B. 

      Simple and easy

    • C. 

      Moderate and achievable

    • D. 

      Impossible


  • 22. 
    People who feel a sense of internal self-confidence tend to _________________ those who doubt their capabilities.
    • A. 

      Outperform

    • B. 

      Perform worse than

    • C. 

      Perform similarly to


  • 23. 
    Employees who feel a sense of __________ are more emotionally attached to their firms and feel a stronger sense of obligation to remailn.
    • A. 

      Equity

    • B. 

      Worth

    • C. 

      Valence

    • D. 

      Motivation


  • 24. 
    Profit sharing is ________ to have a strong motivational effect on employee effort than individual incentives.
    • A. 

      Unlikely

    • B. 

      Likely

    • C. 

      Not predictable


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