Charpter 5

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1. In the context of the chapter-opening vignette, do you have what it takes to become a high-level executive? Explain. In this context of the chapter-opening vignette, the personality traits can achieve person become a high executive. It including four factors: self-concept, self-esteem, self-efficacy, self-monitoring. I think I have all of them, but the extent I reach that is not enough to become a high-level. I think I have clear self-concept and self-esteem, because I know who I am. As a human, I know what physique I have, what social grade I stand in. Also, I have a belief about my own self worth based on an overall self-evaluation. About the Self-Monitoring, I think sometimes I can extent to my own self-expressive behavior and adapt it to the situation. But the self-efficacy I have, I think I still have weakness in this point. Sometime I can’t control the situation which it need the high efficacy to complete. 2. How is someone you know with low self-efficacy, relative to a specified task, “programming themselves for failure”? What could be done to help that individual develop high self-efficacy? If the person is passive; avoid difficult tasks; focus on personal deficiencies; quit or become discourage because of setbacks, he might be have low self-efficacy. I think the first step is that help he build his confident. To tell him he can do the job, he can set a plan and follow. To encourage him to set a goals, try hard to achieve. Second, work with him, guide him how to complete the task methodically. 3. On scales of low = 1 to high = 10, how would you rate yourself on the Big Five personality dimensions? Is your personality profile suitable for your present (or chosen) line of work? Explain. My rates on the Big Five personality dimensions:

1. Extraversion is 5.
2. Agreeableness is 8.
3. Conscientiousness is 7.
4. Emotional stability is 9.
5. openness experience is 5
My personality profile is not very suitable for my present (or...
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