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Ch 3: Foundations of Individual Behavior

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Watch video lessons, and learn about the foundations of individual behavior. Study individual diversity, self-esteem in organizational behavior, cultural dimensions theory and more.

Foundations of Individual Behavior - Chapter Summary and Learning Objectives

Within every organization are individuals with their own personalities, beliefs and values. Each individual impacts how that organization functions. This is the basic idea behind organizational behavior. As you will learn in this chapter, these individual behaviors can bring about situations and influence certain actions within an organization. Adjusting to individual behaviors is important to ensure that everyone feels comfortable. Some of the concepts that will be explored in these lessons include:

  • How age is relevant to organizational behavior
  • The role of religion in organizational behavior
  • The definition of intellectual ability
  • The definition of self-concept
  • What self-monitoring is
  • Hofstede's cultural dimensions theory

VideoObjective
Individual Diversity: Biographical & Demographical Characteristics Identify how personal characteristics, such as gender, race and religion, apply to organizational behavior.
Individual Intellectual & Physical Abilities in Organizational Behavior Study intellectual ability and physical ability and how they relate to organizational behavior.
Self-Concept & Self-Esteem in Organizational Behavior Find out about self-concept and self-esteem as they relate to organizational behavior.
Self-Efficacy & Self-Monitoring in Organizational Behavior Take a look at the concepts of self-efficacy and self-monitoring to see how they relate to organizational behavior.
Hofstede's Cultural Dimensions Theory Explore Hofstede's theory that looks at how cultures and values differ.

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