LDR 531 Week 1 QUIZ

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LDR 531 Week 1 QUIZ

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 1  Which of the following refers to bottom-line
conclusions individuals have about their capabilities, competence, and worth as
a person?

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Core self-evaluation

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Authoritarianism

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Self-monitoring

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Machiavellianism

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2

Alex was sent to Beijing to help local managers
solve the problem of growing worker dissatisfaction at their manufacturing
facility located in the city. As part of his visit, he decided to have a town
hall meeting with the workers to understand the problems that they were facing
and the reasons for their discontent. The turnout at the meeting was
substantial; however, when asked for their opinions and suggestions, the crowd
fell silent. As a result, Alex was unable to determine the reason for employee
dissatisfaction. Which of the following, if true, best explains this situation?

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There is an unequal distribution of power
in the company.

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Alex was sent to Beijing as he was one of
the few employees conversant in the local language.

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The employees are genuinely concerned
about improving their lot.

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A small portion of the workers at the
facility belong to the Baby Boomers generation.

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3

Milton Rokeach created the Rokeach Value
Survey (RVS) which consisted of two sets of values, namely ________ values and
________ values.

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flexible; enduring

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instrumental; terminal

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flexible; essential

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fluid; stable

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4

With reference to the job characteristics
model, which of the following defines skill variety?

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The degree to which a job provides the
worker freedom in scheduling and procedure

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The degree to which a job requires
completion of a whole and identifiable piece of work

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The degree to which a job requires a
variety of different activities tapping different abilities

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The degree to which work activities
generate direct and clear information about performance

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5

The _____ is a personality assessment
model that taps basic dimensions which encompass most of the significant
variation in human personality, namely extraversion, agreeableness,
conscientiousness, emotional stability, and openness to experience.

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Big Five Model

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Keirsey Temperament Sorter

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Birkman Method

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Myers-Briggs Type Indicator

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6

With reference to the Hofstede’s Framework
for Assessing Cultures, ________ emphasizes a tight social framework in which
people expect others in groups of which they are a part to look after them and
protect them.

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uncertainty avoidance

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collectivism

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long-term orientation

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masculinity

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7

Which of the following is Theory X
consistent with?

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The principles of participative
management

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The vertical enhancement of jobs to
enhance autonomy

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The autocratic style of managing people

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The use of recognition and achievements to
motivate employees

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8

Which of the following guidelines for
recognizing an employee’s performance was recommended?

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Give praise in private to avoid
embarrassing the recipient

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Actively look for effective behavior or
contributions to recognize

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Provide more recognition to people in
essential, high-visibility jobs

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Provide recognition only for outstanding
performance

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9

Adam Sears is an assembly-line employee
with Swenson Motors. Though Adam is popular among his supervisors and
colleagues, Adam experiences low morale and lack of motivation. He feels
frustrated that his job is restricted to fixing nuts and bolts on the car
parts. He fears that he has no chances of advancing in his career as he cannot
completely assemble a car. Which of the following is true with regard to Adam?

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Adam’s job has a high span of control.

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Adam’s job has low task identity.

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Adam’s job has high task complexity.

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Adam’s job has low role definition.

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10

Which of the following statements is true
regarding a merit-based pay plan?

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A typical merit-based pay plan provides
no base salary and pays the employee only for what he or she produces.

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It is also called competency-based pay
plan.

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Unions typically resist merit-based pay
plans.

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It bases pay levels on how many skills
employees have or how many jobs they can do.

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11

Which of the following terms describes
basic convictions that “a specific mode of conduct or end-state of existence is
personally or socially preferable to an opposite mode of conduct”?

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Emotions

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Feelings

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Values

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Attitudes

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12

Supportive leadership is most likely to
result in what outcome for subordinates?

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Stronger
satisfaction with the leader

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Stronger
organizational commitment

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Better
coordination among subordinates

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Better performance by subordinates

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13

Which of the following is the least
desirable approach for developing subordinates? 

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Provide opportunities to learn from
experience

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Provide constructive feedback about
effective and ineffective behavior

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Ask specific questions to help the person
analyze his or her performance

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Provide detailed instructions on how to
carry out each assignment

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14

________ is an extrinsic means of
motivation.

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Flexibility

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Salary

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Responsibility

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Recognition

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15

Which of the following is an instrumental
value according to the Rokeach value survey? 

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Meaning in life

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Social recognition

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Personal discipline

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Economic success

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16

Which dimension of the Big Five Model is a
measure of reliability?

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Conscientiousness

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Emotional stability

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Extroversion 

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Agreeableness

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17

Which of the following is most likely to
be a drawback of highly conscientious people according to the Big Five Model?

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They emphasize excessively on being
creative

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They are unlikely to engage in numerous
risky behaviors such as smoking and drinking

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They focus on learning instead of
performing a job

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They do not adapt well to changing
contexts

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18

Which of the following refers to the
tendency to be arrogant, have a grandiose sense of self-importance, require
excessive admiration, and have a sense of entitlement?

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Cynicism

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Narcissism

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Stoicism

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Asceticism

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19

With reference to John Holland’s
personality-job fit theory, people belonging to the investigative type prefer

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ambiguous and imaginative activities that
allow creative expression

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activities that involve thinking,
organizing, and understanding

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physical activities that require skill,
strength, and coordination

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activities that involve helping and
developing others

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20

Those with a ________ personality identify
opportunities, show initiative, take action, and persevere until meaningful
change occurs, compared to others who passively react to situations. 

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high Mach

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high self-monitoring

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type A

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proactive

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21

Which of the following personality traits
indicates the degree to which a person is unemotional and pragmatic and
believes that ends can justify means?

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Narcissism

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Extraversion

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Agreeableness

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Machiavellianism

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22

The ________ pay plan has long been
popular as a means of compensating production workers by paying a fixed sum for
each unit of production completed.

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profit sharing

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piece-rate

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gainsharing

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competency-based

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23

According to Blake and Mouton, effective
leaders are most likely to facilitate subordinate growth and development by
having

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a high concern for the task and a
moderate concern for relationships

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a moderate concern for the task and a
high concern for relationships

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a moderate concern for both the task and
relationships

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a high concern for both the task and
relationships
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