Contingency Theory: Definition and Significance to Organizational Behavior


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What is the contingency theory?

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1. Which of the following is an example of an independent variable?

2. Which of the following is a dependent variable?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and corresponding worksheet will help you gauge your understanding of one of the ways companies can fix problems efficiently. Topics you'll need to know to pass the quiz include understanding the essential characteristics of contingency theory as well as being able to identify examples of independent variables.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use these assessment tools to assess your knowledge of:

  • What contingency theory is
  • Examples of independent variables and dependent variables
  • Facts about the contingency theory
  • The cause of the change in the dependent variable

Skills Practiced

This worksheet and quiz will let you practice the following skills:

  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main phrases, such as independent variable and dependent variable
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on contingency theory in organizational behavior
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding examples of different types of variables and interpret it correctly

Additional Learning

To learn more about how to efficiently fix problems in business, review the corresponding lesson on Contingency Theory in Organizational Behavior. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Define organizational behavior
  • Understand what the contingency theory states
  • Differentiate between independent and dependent variables
  • Explore a real corporate example demonstrating the significance of contingency theory to organizational behavior