Each of the following is a major category of abilities EXCEPT:
- B) Creativity
In Deci's theory of intrinsic motivation, the enjoyment gained from task-challenge decreases when:
- b) External rewards for success are provided
A mechanistic organization exhibits:
- d) all of the above
Goals most likely to be obtained are:
- D) All of the above
Many researchers have criticized Maslow's Need Hierarchy Theory because there is no clear evidence that:
-d) all of the above
"Feedback," in goal-setting theory, refers to:
Which of the following is not a managerial implication of VIE theory?
-d) reward all employees exactly the same.
Goal setting theory of motivation is similar to expectancy theory in that:
- D) all of the Above
End of term grades are an example of which of the following reinforcement schedules?
-D) Fixed Interval
According to equity theory, which of the following is an individual likely to do when he or she experiences a condition of inequity?
-d) Any of the above
Attribution theory is an area of study:
-a) regarding the cognitive processes that people use to interpret the reasons their behavior
A direct link between rewards and performance is absolutely necessary in order to motivate workers according to:
-b) VIE theory
Underpaid piece-rate workers are most likely to:
-d) none of the above
"Feedback," in operant conditioning theory, refers to:
The natural tendency of an organization to break apart or differentiate as it increases in size is called:
Which reinforcement schedule produces behavior that is most resistant to extinction?
-b) variable interval
A worker's belief that higher quantity of output will lead to an eventual promotion is called:
- C) P=0
A person with a strong tendency to attribute success and failure outcomes to good or bad luck or to the simplicity/ difficulty of the task is known as being:
-C) external locus of control
What causal attribution would a person form if the behavior observed were high in consistency, low in distinctiveness, and low in consensus?
-a) Stable internal cause
Which characterizes high need for achievement people?
-d) a tendency to seek feedback on one’s performance
According to Locke's goal-setting theory of motivation:
-a) specificity of goals is related to performance
When trying to eliminate alternative explanations, the danger encountered when comparing groups that were not the same to begin with is known as the:
B) Selection threat
When trying to eliminate alternative explanations, the danger encountered when the real cause was not the change you made but something else that happened during the experiment is known as the:
-d) history threat
Which of the following is true regarding individuals with an internal locus of control?
-b) They tend to be self-motivated
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