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Which of the following refers to bottom-line conclusions individuals have about their
capabilities, competence, and worth as a person?
Core self-evaluation
2. Adam Sears is an assembly-line employee with Swenson Motors. Though Adam is popular
among his supervisors and colleagues, Adam experiences low morale and lack of motivation.
He feels frustrated that his job is restricted to fixing nuts and bolts on the car parts. He fears
that he has no chances of advancing in his career as he cannot completely assemble a car.
Which of the following is true with regard to Adam?
Adams job has low task identity.
3. Those with a ________ personality identify opportunities, show initiative, take action, and
persevere until meaningful change occurs, compared to others who passively react to
4. Which of the following terms describes basic convictions that a specific mode of conduct or
end-state of existence is personally or socially preferable to an opposite mode of conduct?
5. Which of the following is an instrumental value according to the Rokeach value survey?
Personal discipline
6. The ________ pay plan has long been popular as a means of compensating production
workers by paying a fixed sum for each unit of production completed.
7. Which of the following is Theory X consistent with?
The autocratic style of managing people
8. With reference to the Hofstedes Framework for Assessing Cultures, ________ emphasizes a
tight social framework in which people expect others in groups of which they are a part to look
after them and protect them.
9. Milton Rokeach created the Rokeach Value Survey (RVS) which consisted of two sets of
values, namely ________ values and ________ values.

instrumental; terminal
10. Alex was sent to Beijing to help local managers solve the problem of growing worker
dissatisfaction at their manufacturing facility located in the city. As part of his visit, he decided
to have a town hall meeting with the workers to understand the problems that they were
facing and the reasons for their discontent. The turnout at the meeting was substantial;
however, when asked for their opinions and suggestions, the crowd fell silent. As a result,
Alex was unable to determine the reason for employee dissatisfaction. Which of the following,
if true, best explains this situation?
There is an unequal distribution of power in the company.
11. Which of the following is most likely to be a drawback of highly conscientious people
according to the Big Five Model?

They do not adapt well to changing contexts

12. Which of the following refers to the tendency to be arrogant, have a grandiose sense of self-
importance, require excessive admiration, and have a sense of entitlement?
13. According to Blake and Mouton, effective leaders are most likely to facilitate subordinate
growth and development by having
a high concern for both the task and relationships
14. Which of the following is the least desirable approach for developing subordinates?

Provide detailed instructions on how to carry out each assignment
15. Which dimension of the Big Five Model is a measure of reliability?
16. With reference to John Hollands personality-job fit theory, people belonging to the
investigative type prefer
activities that involve thinking, organizing, and understanding
17. Supportive leadership is most likely to result in what outcome for subordinates?
Stronger satisfaction with the leader
18. The _____ is a personality assessment model that taps basic dimensions which encompass
most of the significant variation in human personality, namely extraversion, agreeableness,
conscientiousness, emotional stability, and openness to experience.
Big Five Model
19. Which of the following personality traits indicates the degree to which a person is
unemotional and pragmatic and believes that ends can justify means?
20. ________ is an extrinsic means of motivation.
21. With reference to the job characteristics model, which of the following defines skill variety?
The degree to which a job requires a variety of different activities tapping different
22. Which of the following statements is true regarding a merit-based pay plan?
Unions typically resist merit-based pay plans.
23. Which of the following guidelines for recognizing an employees performance was
Actively look for effective behavior or contributions to recognize