Fit bus 5450 mid term exam – organizational behavior



BUS5450 – Organizational Behavior


[QUESTION BANK ID: 4203]                                                                                     TYPE:  TRUE FALSE


The ASA model asserts that people tend to quit or be fired if after they are hired they “don’t fit in.”

A        True

B        False


[QUESTION BANK ID: 118053]                                                                                 TYPE:  MULTIPLE CHOICE


The representations:                                     indicate which theory:

A        Three-learned needs theory

B        Path-goal theory

C        Expectancy theory

D        Two-factor theory


[QUESTION BANK ID: 84426]                                                                                   TYPE:  MULTIPLE CHOICE


Quantitative research:

A        Can be used to make general predictions about behaviors but say nothing about an individual’s behavior.

B        Can provide a detailed understanding of a person’s behavior, but cannot be generalized to larger populations.

C        Is difficult to use for comparative studies.

D        Is incompatible with qualitative research.


[QUESTION BANK ID: 110811]                                                                                TYPE:  MULTIPLE CHOICE


Personal beliefs regarding one’s competencies and abilities is called:

A        Locus of control

B        Self efficacy

C        Reciprocality

D        Behavioral control


[QUESTION BANK ID: 54619]                                                                                   TYPE:  MULTIPLE CHOICE


You have a habit of arriving late to work and your boss nags you every day until you start arriving on time. What are we talking about?

A        Classical conditioning B        Positive reinforcement C      Negative reinforcement
D        Punishment


[QUESTION BANK ID: 71766]                                                                                   TYPE:  MULTIPLE CHOICE


One (of many) conceptualizations of motivation involve:

A        Direction, intensity, persistence

B        Learning, training, effort

C        Drives, tendencies, responses

D        Genes, environment, behavior


[QUESTION BANK ID: 16091]                                                                                   TYPE:  MULTIPLE CHOICE


OB mod is based on the concept of:

A        Change agency.

B        Lewin’s model of freezing and unfreezing.

C        Instrumentalism.

D        Interpretivism.


[QUESTION BANK ID: 49019]                                                                                   TYPE:  TRUE FALSE


Some researchers have included the notion of corporate “mythology” in their definitions of culture.

A        True

B        False


[QUESTION BANK ID: 88311]                                                                                   TYPE:  MULTIPLE CHOICE


Aspects of a job that involve variety, task identity, and feedback are perceptions of:

A        Job range

B        Job rotation

C        Job content

D        Quality of work life


[QUESTION BANK ID: 102861]                                                                                 TYPE:  MULTIPLE CHOICE


Which of the following reflects logical induction:

A        All circles are round.
B        All trees have leaves.
C        It is true by definition.
D        Inductive logic is never just tentatively true: it is either true or false on its face.


[QUESTION BANK ID: 43193]                                                                                   TYPE:  MULTIPLE CHOICE


A major difference between enculturation and socialization, in an organizational (or sub-cultural context), includes:

A        Processes vary in form and content from organization to organization to influence behavior.

B        Influences vary from organization to organization that changes employee values and beliefs.

C        That people in an organization accommodate or assimilate the dominant values and beliefs or they will quit.

D        That people in an organization accommodate or assimilate the dominant norms and customs, or they will quit.


[QUESTION BANK ID: 37596]                                                                                   TYPE:  MULTIPLE CHOICE


When members of a culture feel strong desire to work together on problems and share responsibilities, this is called:

A        Cohesion

B        Comparative dissimilarity

C        Focus group orientation

D        Collectivism


[QUESTION BANK ID: 48869]                                                                                   TYPE:  MULTIPLE CHOICE


An employee’s links with people and teams and the consequence of the employee leaving the network of relationships, this is called:

A        Collectivism

B        Job embeddedness

C        Comparative dissimilarity

D        Job design


[QUESTION BANK ID: 41226]                                                                                   TYPE:  MULTIPLE CHOICE


In terms of Applied Behaviorism, the presentation of a stimulus immediately following behavior will increase or maintains that behavior. What is wrong with this proposition?

A  In an organizational setting, the behavior does not usually immediately follow the delivery of the stimulus (whatever it happens to be), and employees usually receive reinforcements long after they have completed their tasks.

B  Assuming that the “reinforcements” are powerful enough for the employee and delivered contingent upon the behavior, this is technically not reinforcement because the “goodies” didn’t immediately follow the behavior.

C  There are too many intervening and interacting variables in play to accurately draw the causal association between the behavior and the reinforcement.

D        All of the above are accurate.


[QUESTION BANK ID: 74914]                                                                                   TYPE:  MULTIPLE CHOICE


When members of a culture define their quality of work life and work environment as “good” and “bad,” this is called:

A        Culture

B        Climate

C        Cohesion

D        Collectivism


[QUESTION BANK ID: 10046]                                                                                   TYPE:  MULTIPLE CHOICE


According to some researchers, cultural “knowledge” involves all but which one of the following:

A        Dictionary knowledge

B        Anticipatory knowledge

C        Recipe knowledge

D        Axiomatic knowledge


[QUESTION BANK ID: 31811]                                                                                   TYPE:  TRUE FALSE


Where agreement means shared values, beliefs, and attitudes, and reflects the degree of assimilation or accommodation, cohesion implies homogeneity:

A        True

B        False


[QUESTION BANK ID: 115565]                                                                                 TYPE:  TRUE FALSE


Behaviorism alone has succeeded where other disciplines fail in accounting for the range of behaviors we see in modern organizations:

A        True

B        False


[QUESTION BANK ID: 20057]                                                                                   TYPE:  MULTIPLE CHOICE


Hofstede’s model of organizational culture consists of all but which of the following:

A        Processes (closely or distantly supervised) B        Relationships (employee or task focused) C        Information exchange (open or closed)
D        Conscientiousness (task or time oriented)


[QUESTION BANK ID: 6829]                                                                                     TYPE:  TRUE FALSE


There is strong agreement among researchers and practitioners that the substance of culture can be changed in an organizational setting:

A        True

B        False


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