Motivation Theories - MCQ Quiz

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This is a MCQ test on Motivation Theories

  • 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:
  • 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?

  • 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:
  • 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:
  • 8
    Management by objectives emphasizes participatively setting goals that are:
  • 9
    For the individual employee, MBO provides:
  • 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:
  • 12
    Employee recognition can:
  • 13
    The theory that an employee will compare his or her job inputs and outcomes relative to others is called:
  • 14
    Allocating extrinsic rewards for behaviour that has been previously intrinsically rewarded tends to decrease the overall level of motivation, and is called:
  • 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:

  • 17
    What does ERG stand for?
  • 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:
  • 19
    Which answer corresponds to a person's internal desire to do something, due to such things as interest, challenge and personal satisfaction?
  • 20
    What is valence?

Comments (5)


188 days ago
241 days ago
They were a little heavy but in the end
1375 days ago
Questions was good and conceptual but number of questions should be increased.
1532 days ago
17 out of 20..quite satisfied though
2199 days ago
Plz write the answers also