Hygiene Factors: Definition & Explanation


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Who developed the idea of hygiene factors in organizations?

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1. Which is not an example of a hygiene factor within an organization?

2. Which of the following is not an example of a motivating factor?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

In this quiz, you'll be asked to recall facts about hygiene factors, as well as the developer of the idea. As soon as you finish answering the questions, you'll be able to see your score.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This hygiene factor quiz tests your ability to do the following:

  • Recall who developed the idea of hygiene factors in organizations
  • Determine which of the given options is not an example of a hygiene factor
  • Understand what is not an example of a motivating factor
  • Define the opposite of satisfaction and dissatisfaction
  • Recall the process of inserting motivators into a job

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - draw from relevant information found in the lesson on hygiene factors
  • Critical thinking - use this information to consider if something is or is not a hygiene factor or motivating factor
  • Information recall - remember the knowledge that you have received regarding satisfaction and dissatisfaction

Additional Learning

The corresponding lesson, Hygiene Factors: Definition & Explanation, looks at this topic in greater detail. By the end of the lesson, you'll be able to do the following:

  • Define the motivation-hygiene theory
  • Explain the human-relations school of thought
  • Explore how best to apply hygiene factors when in management