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- Available Lessons: 188
- Average Lesson Length: 8 min
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Get ready for the DSST Organizational Behavior exam with the instructional videos and multiple-choice quizzes included in this self-paced test prep course. In just under three weeks, we'll help you study personality theory, workplace behavior, employee motivation, organizational change and more so you can ace the exam and earn three hours of college credit for far less than the cost of a traditional course.
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This course was last updated in 2019.
Syllabus & Course Information
Our organizational behavior lessons are closely aligned with the DSST's test objectives. Let our instructors show you how to:
- Outline the history and appraise the current state of the field of organizational behavior.
- Identify the role of management in an organization.
- Define terminology related to individual behavior in the workplace.
- Explain how different personality types fit into an organization.
- Illustrate how emotions and moods affect an employee's performance.
- Assess the effect of an employee's attitude on job satisfaction and absenteeism.
- Examine ethical issues in organizations, including social responsibility and discrimination.
- Describe the process of conditioning and shaping employees within an organization.
- Identify theories used to explain employee motivation.
- Outline decision-making styles used by an organization's managers.
- Categorize the effect of workplace diversity on an organization.
- Summarize the styles of communication used in different organizations.
- Describe how groups and work teams make decisions within an organization.
- Identify the types of workplace conflict and the methods used to resolve it.
- Analyze the roles of leadership and the sources of power within an organization.
- Outline the leadership theories of Fiedler and Hersey-Blanchard.
- Identify the most common leadership styles.
- Differentiate between various organizational structures, including centralized and mechanistic.
- Outline the different approaches to job design.
- Assess the effect of organizational culture on the workplace.
- Explain the causes of organizational change and the methods used to manage it.
- Summarize the effects of workplace stress.
- Trace the career development process.
- Analyze examples of organizational behavior in international settings.
If you're new to the field of business, consider checking out our management or introductory business courses first. While not required, these courses could enhance your understanding of the organizational behavior lessons included here.
All 158 lessons in this course feature short instructional videos lasting around six minutes each, as well as matching transcripts and multiple-choice quizzes. You can also take advantage of 21 chapter exams covering everything from group decision making and job design to workplace diversity and career management.
Additionally, our subject-matter experts are available to answer questions about these or any other organizational behavior topics, and the practice final exam can help assess your preparedness for the DSST exam.
DSST Organizational Behavior Exam Information
Students who pass this DSST test are familiar with the same organizational behavior topics as students who have completed a one-semester course on this subject. Depending on the school, these exam credits might be used to fulfill general education or core requirements for your degree program. They could also be used to meet prerequisites for upper-level business courses.
- Number of Questions: 100
- Question Type: Multiple choice
- Time Limit: 2 hours
- Number of Credits: 3
- Exam Cost: $80
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Study Schedule for the DSST Organizational Behavior Exam
Take a look at the chart below to determine when you can expect to complete the roughly 23 hours of instruction included in this course. You could also use it to figure out what kind of study plan will work for you or schedule a test date.
|Study Frequency||When You'll Be Ready for the Exam|
|3 hours a day; 3 days a week||Around 2 Â½ weeks|
|2 hours a day; 3 days a week||Roughly 4 weeks|
|1 hour a day; 3 days a week||About 8 weeks|
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