Research Shows That In General Mgt/312 Week 1 Assignment

 

The effects of personality on job performance are so large it cannot be ignored by managers

The typical personality test is not a valid predictor of job performance

There are many valid instruments available to managers to test for personality types

Only the Big Five should be used as predictors of job performance

3. Keyshawn is a player on a professional football team. Because of this, his play every week is scrutinized by fans and media, as well as his own coaches. Sometimes, their comments are very negative and even personal. Keyshawn will handle this better if he has a high level of _________ intelligence.

Interpersonal

Spatial

Bodily-kinesthetic

Intrapersonal

4.

Camilla, a manager, notes that while

Wilhelm’s

 written reports are very thorough and accurate, his oral presentations are not effective. Camilla is looking at:

Consistency

Distinctiveness

Implicit factors

Explicit factors

5. The extent to which an individual identifies with an organization and commits to its goals is called:

Organizational satisfaction

Organizational commitment


1

The interdisciplinary field dedicated to understanding and managing people at work is called:

 

Management dynamics

Management theory

Organizational dynamics

Organizational behavior

 

2

The distinction between flexible and fixed individual differences:

 

Is that managers have little or no impact on flexible differences

Is that managers should hire people based on their attitudes and emotions

Is that managers have little or no impact on fixed differences

Has no practical value for managers

3

Regarding using personality testing as part of the hiring process, experts have concluded that:

 

The typical personality test is not a valid predictor of job performance

Only the Big Five should be used as predictors of job performance

The effects of personality on job performance are so large it cannot be ignored by managers

There are many valid instruments available to managers to test for personality types

4

In Ajzen’s theory of planned behavior, ___________ is (are) the key link between _________.

 

Intentions; attidtudes and planned behavior

Norms; intentions and planned behavior

Intentions; norms and attitudes

Attitudes; intentions and planned behavior

 

5

According to the Ajzen model, the strongest predictor of an employee’s behavior is (are):

 

The employee's intentions

The employee's attitudes

Social norms

The employee's values

6

The steps in the process of stereotype formation and maintenance in order are:

 

Expectations, categorization, inferences, maintenance.

Categorization, inferences, expectations, maintenance.

Inferences, categorization, expectations, maintenance.

Categorization, expectations, inferences, maintenance.

7

Janelle, one of Abdul’s employees, has performed poorly on many aspects of her job since she was hired four months ago. This is likely to be attributed to:

 

External causes

Fundamental bias

Internal causes

Self-serving bias

 

 

8

The potential to understand and regulate oneself is known as:

 

Naturalist intelligence

Intrapersonal intelligence

Kinesthetic intelligence

Interpersonal intelligence

9

Self-enhancement and self-transcendence are:

 

Personal attitudes

Endpoints of one of the dimensions of values

Workplace attitudes

Cognitions

10

Organizations with adhocracy cultures are described as:

 

Externally focused and valuing stability and control

Internally focused and valuing stability and control

Externally focused and valuing flexibility

Internally focused and valuing flexibility

11

Which of the following is the least fixed of a person’s individual differences?

 

Cognitive abilities

Attitudes

Emotions

Intelligence

12

Camilla, a manager, notes that while Wilhelm’s written reports are very thorough and accurate, his oral presentations are not effective. Camilla is looking at:

 

Explicit factors

Implicit factors

Distinctiveness

Consistency

13

Stimulation is in the ____________ part of Schwartz’s model.

 

Conservation

Openness to change

Self-enhancement

Self-transcendence

14

The contingency approach suggests that:

 

A manager needs to learn a set of hard-and-fast rules.

There is one best way to manage.

OB theories apply to all situations.

The best answer depends on the situation.

 

15

Research shows that, in general:

 

Social capital increases group conflict.

Social capital decreases work group integration.

Social capital decreases organizational performance.

Social capital can improve operations.

16

The corporate staff in the accounting department at ABC Corporation went on 12-hour days during the holiday season, just like the regular retail employees do during that season. This is an example of a(n) _________ change.

 

Product

Radically innovative

Adaptive

Innovative

 

17

The extent to which an individual identifies with an organization and commits to its goals is called:

 

Organizational satisfaction

Organizational commitment

Job involvement

Perceived organizational support

18

Joyce finds that the members of the project team to which she has been assigned in her management class are all athletes on the college’s football and basketball teams. She immediately considers dropping the class because she thinks her experience with that team will be negative. Joyce is likely to be reacting to a:

 

Self-serving bias

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