Motivation Theories

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  • 1
    Douglas McGregor's view that suggests that employees will exercise self-direction and self-control when they are committed to the objectives of the work is called:
    Theory A
    Theory Y
    Theory Z
    Theory X
    Theory B
  • 2
    Which step in Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs Theory deals with achieving one's potential?
  • 3
    Which of the following would be classified by Herzberg as a hygiene factor?
    Personal growth
    Company policy
  • 4
    Who proposed that achievement, affiliation and power are three important needs that help explain motivation in workplace situations?
  • 5
    Company policy, administration, supervision, interpersonal relations, working conditions, and salary are characterized as:
    Hygiene factors
    Achievement factors
    Motivating factors
    Esteem factors
    Growth factors
  • 6
    An individual's perception of whether performing at a particular level will lead to attainment of a desired outcome is termed:
  • 7
    Expectancy theory is an example of a:
    Hierarchical Theory
    Goal-setting Theory
    Process Theory
    Needs Theory
    Cognitive Evaluation Theory
  • 8
    Management by objectives emphasizes participatively setting goals that are:
    Tangible, verifiable, and measurable.
    Approved by management.
    General in nature.
    Easy to attain.
    Easy to create and develop.
  • 9
    For the individual employee, MBO provides:
    Increased monetary compensation.
    A way to keep the company accountable.
    A means to an end.
    Communication between co-workers.
    Specific personal performance objectives.
  • 10
    An individual's belief that he or she is capable of performing a task is called:
  • 11
    The major benefit of having employees participate in goal setting is:
    That it provides more time for management to pursue other activities.
    That it appears to induce employees to accomplish more difficult goals and tasks.
    The possibility that more desirable customers will be attracted.
    That it takes less time and resources to implement this type of system.
    That it provides the company with greater financial stability.
  • 12
    Employee recognition can:
    Be a strong motivator.
    Lead to unrealistic expectations.
    Help with MBO program implementation.
    Always bring additional salary.
    Assist with goal setting.
  • 13
    The theory that an employee will compare his or her job inputs and outcomes relative to others is called:
    Equity Theory
    Employee Theory
    Comparative Theory
    Performance Theory
    Inputs-Outputs Theory
  • 14
    Allocating extrinsic rewards for behaviour that has been previously intrinsically rewarded tends to decrease the overall level of motivation, and is called:
    Intrinsic Evaluation Theory
    Cognitive Evaluation Theory
    Motivational Evaluation Theory
    Extrinsic Evaluation Theory
    Reward Evaluation Theory
  • 15
    An employee's experiences in a situation or position outside his or her current organization is a referent comparison called:
  • 16
    Theory X suggests that employees:
    Dislike their manager
    Like work
    Dislike work
    None of the above
    Like their manager
  • 17
    What does ERG stand for?
    Effective, readiness, goals
    Expectancy, real, exist
    Employee, related, greatness
    Existence, relatedness, growth
    Excellent, relationship, growth
  • 18
    The theory that individuals act depending upon their evaluation of whether their effort will lead to good performance, whether good performance will be followed by a reward, and whether that reward is attractive to them, is called:
    Equity Theory
    Empirical Theory
    Expectancy Theory
    Outcome Theory
    Motivational Theory
  • 19
    Which answer corresponds to a person's internal desire to do something, due to such things as interest, challenge and personal satisfaction?
    Theory Y
    Intrinsic motivators
    Extrinsic motivators
    Theory X
    Theory Z
  • 20
    What is valence?
    The satisfaction of a job well done
    The value of an object to a person
    The value or importance an individual places on a reward
    The knowledge and effort put into something
    The importance of doing something well

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