Hackman & Oldham's Job Characteristics Model


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Which of the following is NOT one of the five characteristics of the Hackman & Oldham job characteristics model?

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1. According to the job characteristics model, which characteristic describes 'the amount the job requires an employee to finish the completion of a product or process from beginning to end'?

2. Janet runs a clothing store, and she's noticed that her employees don't seem to have a deep sense of responsibility about their jobs. How can she change this situation?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

These practice questions assess your understanding of topics which include the five characteristics of the Hackman and Oldham job theory and what task identity involves.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

The questions test:

  • Five features of the Hackman and Oldham job theory
  • What task identity involves
  • Characteristics of autonomy
  • Features of task significance
  • The three psychological states

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related Hackman and Oldham job theory lesson
  • Making connections- use understanding of the five features of the Hackman and Oldham job theory to identify them given a description
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding what the three psychological states are

Additional Learning

Review the lesson titled Hackman & Oldham's Job Characteristics Model to learn more about finding the best fit of a job for a person. You will also get the chance to meet these objectives through this lesson:

  • Understand what the Hackman and Oldham's job characteristic model involves
  • Identify the focus of the job theory model
  • Describe how the model finds the best fit for a person at work
  • Know the five core job characteristics of the model
  • Appreciate how the three psychological states are used to determine the outcome