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Theories of Motivation Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. All of the workers at Ted's Emporium have been shown the cold warehouse where employees who break any of the company rules are sent to work. Just thinking about the possibility of being sent into such a bleak work setting keeps most new employees from even considering breaking a rule. In this situation, management is successfully using the technique of _____ in order to encourage good behavior.

Question 2 2. A team designing their company's new marketing strategy has shown loyalty by refusing to accept a job offer from a competing firm. They have shown great knowledge, skill and enthusiasm because they have a belief that they are growing as people within their current job. Which of the following from the above scenario is NOT an input?

Question 3 3. This type of motivation is based on tangible rewards, is external to the individual and is typically offered by a supervisor or manager.

Question 4 4. Which person developed expectancy theory?

Question 5 5. What does a manager need to provide in order to satisfy his employees' physiological needs?

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Question 6 6. This type of motivation is internal to the person and is driven by personal interest or enjoyment in the work itself.

Question 7 7. Rachel is applying to business school programs. She has been avoiding schools that do not require an entrance exam, because she thinks the program might not be rigorous enough if they accept too many people. At the same time, she is also avoiding the most elite schools in her area because she is worried those programs will be too challenging. Based on the acquired needs theory, what type of need is strongest for Rachel?

Question 8 8. How did Herzberg develop the two-factor theory?

Question 9 9. An employee who has a high level of expectancy for a valuable reward, also tends to have the motivation to increase performance.

Question 10 10. Empowerment is thought to come from the _____.

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Question 11 11. All of the following are true of Alderfer's ERG theory EXCEPT:

Question 12 12. According to Sigmund Freud, _____.

Question 13 13. What should Manny the manager NOT do if he wants to empower his employees?

Question 14 14. Which of the following is an example of a situation that would satisfy a secondary need?

Question 15 15. Which of these techniques is used to reward desirable behavior with the intent of increasing the likelihood that the pleasing behavior will be repeated?

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Question 16 16. One week, shortly after her mother's death, Sarah arrives at work an hour late on two different occasions. Considering Sarah's personal circumstances, her manager decides to ignore the behavior in the hopes that it will disappear over time. Sarah's manager is using the _____ technique.

Question 17 17. How can Vroom's expectancy theory be used to explain employee motivation?

Question 18 18. How can employers use the behavior-based theory of motivation to increase worker output?

Question 19 19. Which of these terms is considered synonymous with the Pygmalion effect?

Question 20 20. What is the motivating factor according to Instinct Theory?

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Question 21 21. Each of the following answer choices represents the fulfillment of one of Maslow's needs. Identify the answer choice that represents achieving the highest need on Maslow's Hierarchy pyramid.

Question 22 22. Why does employee happiness and output rely on both the employee and the management?

Question 23 23. Behavior-based motivation says employees can be driven by _____.

Question 24 24. Identify the three components of expectancy theory.

Question 25 25. Locke's goal setting theory states that goals should have all of the following elements, EXCEPT:

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Question 26 26. Which of the following is necessary in order to satisfy Maslow's safety needs?

Question 27 27. Tom is the manager of a sales team. Becky is one of his employees with a need for affiliation. What type of work environment would be most beneficial to Becky?

Question 28 28. Who developed the equity theory in 1963?

Question 29 29. Our bodies making us thirsty when our water levels are low is an example of _____ Theory.

Question 30 30. One of your employees feels like he is not being treated equally in comparison to other workers. He has not voiced that opinion, but is constantly trying to make his work seem better in comparison to others. However, you feel that his work is not as good because he isn't trying as hard. He just requested a transfer from marketing to PR. Which of the following is NOT a usual behavior when an employee feels that he is not being treated equally?

Theories of Motivation Chapter Exam Instructions

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