Organizational Behaviour Test 1

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1.  What do we call the view that we can learn both through observation and direct experience?
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2.  At its root, productivity involves concern for both ________.
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3.  An employee is frequently late for work. Every time he is not tardy the manager compliments him for being on time. What form of reinforcement is the manager using?
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4.  Which of a manager's primary roles requires the manager to define an organization's goals, establish an overall strategy for achieveing these goals and develop a comprehensive hierarchy of plans to integrate and coordinate activities?
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5.  Which type of intelligence encompasses the aptitudes that have long been tapped by traditional intelligence tests?
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6.  The belief that "violence is wrong" is a evaluative statement. Such an opinion constitutes the ______ component of an attitude.
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7.  Recent evidence suggests that intelligence can be better understood by breaking it down into four sub-parts. Which one of the following is not one of those subparts?
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8.  Given the climate of "temporariness" in modern organizations, employees must _______.
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9.  Organizational behaviour is constructed from all of the following disciplines except __________.
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10.  Which of the following is explained by self-perception theory?
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11.  Of the following the best predictor of turnover is __________.
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12.  In Pavlov's experiment, the bell was a _________.
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13.  Which of the following is most likely to be a belief held by a successful manager?
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14.  Mitzberg concluded that managers perform 10 different, highly interrelated roles. Which of the following is one of the broad categories into which these roles could be grouped?
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15.  In general, ______ reinforcement schedules tend to lead to higher performance than ______ reinforcement schedules.
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16.  According to operant conditioning, when a behaviour is not reinforced, what happens to the probability of that behavior occurring again?
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17.  Social Learning Theory is an extension of
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18.  Which of the following statements is true about the term "ability", as it is used in the field of organizational behaviour?
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19.  All of the following are true about learning except that it _________.
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20.  Which of the following is the most likely explanation for the higher absentee rate of women in the workplace?
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21.  Psychology' major contributions to the field of organizational behaviour have been primarily at what level of analysis.
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22.  _______ is a field of study that investigates the impact that individuals, groups, and structure have on behaviour within organizations for the purposes of applying such knowledge towards improving an organization's effectiveness.
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23.  Which of the following is not true concerning diversity programs?
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24.  Which of the following is a reason that the study of organizational behaviour is useful?
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25.  What will be the largest demographic change in the U.S. workforce in the next decade?
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26.  Which of the following is an example of being an efficient company?
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27.  A company is looking for a manager to liaise between its home office in the United States, its manufacturing plants in Poland and Germany, and its suppliers in the Middle East and South Asia. A good candidate would likely score highly in what subpart of intelligence?
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28.  How is the science of organizational behaviour different from sciences such as physics and chemistry?
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29.  The ______ component of an attitude is the emotional feeling component of that attitude.
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30.  Research has found tests that measure specific dimensions of intelligence are strong predictors of which of the following?
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31.  Studies indicate that which of the following tends to decrease with increased tenure?
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32.  Which of the following is not generally true?
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33.  Group behaviour, power, and conflict are central areas of study for _________.
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34.  Which of the following is not a biographical character?
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35.  The degree to which a person identifies with his or her job, actively participates in it, and considers his or her performance as being important to self-worth is ___________.
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36.  The study of group processes in the organizational behaviour has largely been derived from what field of study?
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37.  Over the past two decades, business schools have added required courses on people skills to many curricula. Why have they done this?
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38.  _________ refers to an individual's general attitude towards his or her job.
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39.  Which of the following statements about positive and negative reinforcement is not true?
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40.  A manager wishes to know how members of her team will react to layoffs in other departments. Which of the following is least useful in predicting her team's behaviour?
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41.  Which of the following is best defined as a consciously coordinated social unit, composed of two or more people, which functions on a relatively continuous basis to achieve a common goal or set of goals?
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42.  Which of the following statements concerning tenure is not true?
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43.  Which of the following answer choices is the best definition of attitude?
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44.  In order to predict human behaviour with any degree of accuracy, what sort of variables must be taken into account?
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45.  Determining how tasks are to be grouped is part of which management function?
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46.  Classical conditioning would view which of the following as most likely to be a conditioned response?
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47.  Which of the following statements is true about the term "ability", as the term is used in organizational behaviour?
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48.  Which of the following is an example of an attitude?
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49.  An OB study would be least likely to be used to focus on which of the following problems?
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50.  Which of the following would not be considered an organization?
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