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Ch 29: Individual Behavior in Organizations

About This Chapter

In this chapter, engaging video lessons will teach you about how individuals behave in organizations. The quizzes included in each lesson can help you test your knowledge of the subject.

Individual Behavior in Organizations - Chapter Summary and Learning Objectives

The study of individual behavior in organizations is essential to understanding organizational behavior as a whole. In this chapter, you will learn about the terminology used to describe individuals' behavior and why these terms are important. Video lessons will highlight the diversity of individuals from their demographic characteristics to their abilities. This chapter also includes lesson quizzes that will help you assess your what you've learned. The lessons in this chapter include topics like:

  • The impact of biographical and demographical characteristics on individual behavior
  • Definitions of terms related to individual behavior, including self-concept and self-monitoring
  • The factors that influence individuals' behavior in the workplace

Video Objective
Individual Diversity: Biographical & Demographical Characteristics Discover factors that make up individual diversity.
Individual Intellectual & Physical Abilities in Organizational Behavior Examine how intellectual and physical abilities relate to organizational behavior.
Self-Concept & Self-Esteem in Organizational Behavior Define terms like self-concept, self-esteem and cognition.
Self-Efficacy & Self-Monitoring in Organizational Behavior Investigate why self-efficacy and self-monitoring are important in organizational behavior.
Influences on Individual Behavior in the Workplace Identify the factors that influence individuals' behavior at work.

5 Lessons in Chapter 29: Individual Behavior in Organizations
Test your knowledge with a 30-question chapter practice test
Individual Diversity: Biographical & Demographical Characteristics

1. Individual Diversity: Biographical & Demographical Characteristics

Biological and demographic characteristics such as age, gender, race and length of tenure are easily acquired through work documents, and these characteristics can help predict how individuals will behave at work.

Individual Intellectual & Physical Abilities in Organizational Behavior

2. Individual Intellectual & Physical Abilities in Organizational Behavior

Employees need to have certain abilities that will make them a valuable addition to an organization. Intellectual and physical abilities are two key types of traits that organizations look for employees to have depending on the job requirements.

Self-Concept & Self-Esteem in Organizational Behavior

3. Self-Concept & Self-Esteem in Organizational Behavior

Companies have to have a clear understanding of employee personality traits in under to motivate, challenge and train them to be productive. Two traits that affect an individual's view of themselves are self-concept and self-esteem.

Self-Efficacy & Self-Monitoring in Organizational Behavior

4. Self-Efficacy & Self-Monitoring in Organizational Behavior

There are many personality characteristics of employees that occur within organizations, which determine their level of success. Self-efficacy and self-monitoring are two traits that can aid companies into developing productive employees.

Influences on Individual Behavior in the Workplace

5. Influences on Individual Behavior in the Workplace

There are many factors that influence how an individual performs in the workplace. Learn about characteristics including demographics, ability, and personality.

Chapter Practice Exam
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