Topics: Big Five personality traits, Personality psychology, Psychology Pages: 5 (1219 words) Published: October 28, 2013
Class 1 (May 13): An Introduction to Organizational Behaviour From the Text: Chapter 1, pgs 1-21
Organizational Behaviour
____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Briefly describe the four anchors of organizational behaviour ________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

Why are the 4 anchors important to the study of organizational behaviour? ________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

Class 2 (May 15): Understanding Individual Differences and Personality From the Text: Chapter 2, pgs 28-41

Chapter overview
role of individual differences in organizations
MARS model - four direct drivers of individual behaviour and results five types of individual behaviours and outcomes that represent the individual-level dependent variables found in most organizational behaviour research characteristics of individuals: personality and values

Draw a picutre of the MARS model and briefly describe each of the four elements of the model (pages 30-32)

Ability, motivation, and situation are by far the most commonly mentioned direct predictors of individual behaviour and performance, but in the 1960s, researchers identified a courth key factor: role perceptions (the individual’s expected role obligations) Motivation, ability, and role perceptions are located within the person, and situational factors are external to the idnvidiaul but still affect his or her behaviour and performance All four factors are critical influences on an individual’s volunatary behaviour and performance; if any one of them is low in a given situation, the employee would not perform the task as well Motivation

the forces within a person that affect his or her direction intensity, and persistence of voluntary behaviour, it is goal directed; not random (force that exists in individuals; it is not their actual behaviours) Direction: the path along which people engage their effort

i.e. ppl are motivated to arrive at work on time, finish a project a few hours early, or aim for many other targets Intensity: second element of motivation; the amount of effert allocated to the goal, how much ppl push themsevles to complete a task i.e. two employees might be motivated to finish their project a few hours early(direction), but only one of them puts forth enough effort (intensity) Persistence: continuing the effort for a certain amount of time i.e. employees sustain their effort until they reach thir goal or give up beforehand Ability:

abilities also make a...
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