Douglas McGregor's Motivation & Management Theories


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According to Douglas McGregor, Theory X and Theory Y are _____________.

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1. Managers who hold McGregor's Theory X assumptions _____________.

2. In management, McGregor's Theory Y includes all of the following assumptions EXCEPT ___________.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Answer the questions on this quiz to see how well you understand Theory X and Theory Y and their related assumptions.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz will assess your understanding of the following:

  • What Theory X and Theory Y are
  • Theory X assumptions
  • Theory Y assumptions

Skills Practiced

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

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on McGregor's motivation and management theories
  • Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast Theory X and Theory Y
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding the assumptions held in these theories and interpret it correctly
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about management assumptions

Additional Learning

Read through the lesson called Douglas McGregor's Motivation & Management Theories to learn more about this topic. The lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Understand the views of Theory X and Theory Y
  • Explore the definition and assumptions of each theory
  • Discuss the validity of these theories