Personal Power: Definition & Types

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Which type of power is the opposite of reward power and could impose a penalty?

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1. Which type of power is created because of a person's job title?

2. Which of the following illustrates reward power?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and worksheet combo can help you quickly assess your understanding of characteristics of personal power. In order to pass the quiz, you will need to know different types of power.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use these tools to assess your understanding of the following types of power:

  • Legitimate
  • Coercive
  • Referent
  • Expert
  • Reward

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet combo can help you practice the following skills:

  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding types of power and interpret it correctly
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you have gained regarding coercive power
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main terms, such as reward power and expert power

Additional Learning

To learn more about personal power, review the corresponding lesson on Personal Power: Definition & Types. This lesson will help you:

  • Identify examples of expert power
  • Define reward power
  • Determine the benefits of coercive power
  • Differentiate legitimate power and coercive power
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