Organizational Behavior Chapter 1

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  • 1. 
    What makes a resource valuable?
    • A. 

      High dollar value

    • B. 

      Inimitable

    • C. 

      Desirability

    • D. 

      Availability

    • E. 

      All of the above

  • 2. 
    ________ is a field of study devoted to understanding, explaining and improving the attitudes and behaviors of individuals and groups in organizations.
    • A. 

      Organizational Behavior

    • B. 

      Scientific Management

    • C. 

      Theory Evaluation

    • D. 

      Sociology

  • 3. 
    The primary outcomes of interest to OB researchers are:
    • A. 

      Job performance and organizational commitment

    • B. 

      Organizational culture and organizational structure

    • C. 

      Team processes and team characteristics

    • D. 

      Personality and ability

    • E. 

      All of the above

  • 4. 
    According to the integrative model of OB, the two types of group-level variables that impact individual-level attitudes and behaviors are:
    • A. 

      Learning and decision making

    • B. 

      Leadership and teams

    • C. 

      Job performance and organizational commitment

    • D. 

      Stress and motivation

    • E. 

      Personality and ability

  • 5. 
    The integrative model of OB includes a number of individual mechanisms that directly impact job performance and organizational commitment. Those mechanisms include:
    • A. 

      Leadership styles and behavior

    • B. 

      Organizational culture and organizational structure

    • C. 

      Team processes and team characteristics

    • D. 

      Stress and motivation

    • E. 

      All of the above

  • 6. 
    What Beulah feels while thinking about her job and going about her day-to-day work is captured in her:
    • A. 

      Personality

    • B. 

      Job satisfaction

    • C. 

      Leadership style

    • D. 

      Motivation

    • E. 

      All of the above

  • 7. 
    Which of the following individual mechanisms captures the energetic forces that drive employees' work efforts?
    • A. 

      Job satisfaction

    • B. 

      Personality

    • C. 

      Motivation

    • D. 

      Ability

    • E. 

      Stress

  • 8. 
    __________ reflects the various traits and tendencies that describe how people act, with commonly studied traits including extraversion, conscientiousness, and agreeableness.
    • A. 

      Sociology

    • B. 

      Job satisfaction

    • C. 

      Leadership

    • D. 

      Personality

    • E. 

      Organizational Structure

  • 9. 
    Which of the following mechanisms caputres shared knowledge about the rules, norms, and values that shape employee attutdes and behaviors?
    • A. 

      Organizational structure

    • B. 

      Organizational ability

    • C. 

      Organizational culture

    • D. 

      Job performance

    • E. 

      Organizational leadership

  • 10. 
    According to a study focused on Fortune's "100 Best Companies to Work for" list, the results revealed:
    • A. 

      The 100 best firms were more profitable than their peers

    • B. 

      The 100 best firms were less profitable than their peers

    • C. 

      There was no difference in profitability between 100 best and their peers

    • D. 

      The 100 best firms actually had a 19% higher turnover rate than their peers

    • E. 

      The best 100 firms lost market value by more than 50% after getting on the list due to heavy expenditure related to value placed on OB

  • 11. 
    ____________ summarize the statistical relationships between variables.
    • A. 

      Data

    • B. 

      Correlations

    • C. 

      Observations

    • D. 

      Collections

    • E. 

      Methods of knowing

  • 12. 
    Which of the following takes all the correlations found in studies of a particular relationship and calculates a weighted average of them?
    • A. 

      Human resource management

    • B. 

      Resource-based view

    • C. 

      Meta-analysis

    • D. 

      Strategic management

    • E. 

      Method of intuition

  • 13. 
    Which of the following is NOT a part of the Scientific Method?
    • A. 

      Theory

    • B. 

      Data

    • C. 

      Hypothesis

    • D. 

      Verification

    • E. 

      They are all a part of the Scientific Method

  • 14. 
    __________ is a collection of assertions, both verbal and symbolic, that specify how and why variables are related.
    • A. 

      Theory

    • B. 

      Hypothesis

    • C. 

      Correlation

    • D. 

      Meta-analysis

  • 15. 
    ___________ describes the statistical relationship between 2 variables and can be positive or negative and range from 0 to + or - 1.
    • A. 

      Meta-analysis

    • B. 

      Method of Science

    • C. 

      Correlation

    • D. 

      Scientific data

  • 16. 
    In OB research, a .50 ____________ is considered _____________
    • A. 

      Affiliation, moderate

    • B. 

      Success rate, weak

    • C. 

      Correlation, strong

    • D. 

      Result, desirable

  • 17. 
    __________________ takes all of the correlations found in studies of a particular relationship and calculates a weighted average.
    • A. 

      Correlation

    • B. 

      Job analysis

    • C. 

      Scientific research

    • D. 

      Meta-analysis

  • 18. 
    The effective management of organizational behavior can help a company become more profitable because:
    • A. 

      It helps to tailor jobs to better suit your employees.

    • B. 

      The utilization of resources is essential to profitability.

    • C. 

      Poorly managed companies will not survive in the long run.

    • D. 

      Good people are a valuable resource.

  • 19. 
    The two primary outcomes of organizational behavior are:
    • A. 

      Organizational culture and job satisfaction

    • B. 

      Job performance and organizational commitment

    • C. 

      Job satisfaction and job performance

    • D. 

      Organizational commitment and organizational culture

  • 20. 
    With Method of ________, people hold firmly to some belief because it "just stands to reason".
    • A. 

      Intuition

    • B. 

      Science

    • C. 

      Authority

    • D. 

      Experience

    • E. 

      None of the above