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LDR 531 – Week 1 Quiz

1. 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? - Adam’s 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 situations. – proactive

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”? - Values

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. - piece-rate

7. Which of the following is Theory X consistent with? - The autocratic style of managing people

8. With reference to the Hofstede’s 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. - collectivism

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? – Narcissism

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
LDR 531 – Week 1 Quiz


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? - Conscientiousness

16. With reference to John Holland’s 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? - Machiavellianism

20. ________ is an extrinsic means of motivation. – Salary

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 abilities

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 employee’s performance was recommended? -
Actively look for effective behavior or contributions to recognize