MULTIPLE CHOICE QUESTIONS (Industrial Psychology) 1.

Time and motion studies focus on A) The time and effort it takes to train a new employee.

B) The number of physical motions required to complete a workrelated task. C) The ways in which machines can be built to make humans safer and more efficient. D) 2. Ways to avoid injury in tasks that require repetitive motion.

Which of the following is most focused on the characteristics of the worker? A) B) C) D) Ergonomics Human relations approach Scientific management Industrial psychology

3. Asking an interviewee for a job whether she views lying in a negative light is an example of a(n) A) B) C) D) Biographical inventory. Integrity test. Interviewer illusion. Structured interview.

4. A supervisor who rates all her employees harshly on their annual assessments is engaging in A) B) C) D) A leniency error. The halo effect. A central tendency error. A severity error.

An employee who decides to stay at a workplace because she is concerned about the lack of other job prospects or because she does not want to relocate has A) Affective commitment.5. 8. supervisors speak to managers. so as to avoid rating errors C) An employee evaluating her own performance and sharing that with her supervisor D) An employee receiving feedback from her supervisor. and her subordinate 6. her peer. Which of the following is an example of 360-degree feedback? A) An employee receiving feedback on her ability to successfully demonstrate required knowledge. Which of the following is an example of a Theory Y management strategy? A) Providing employees with a predictable work day that does not deviate from week-to-week B) Encouraging employees to take responsibility for their own work activities C) Setting up routes of communication so that employees speak with their immediate supervisors. Employee commitment. Theory X management. Allowing employees to focus in on job activities that are most consistent with their individual talents is an example of A) B) C) D) strengths-based management. . Transactional leadership. skills. and abilities B) An employee receiving feedback that has been completed by two supervisors. and managers speak to owners/CEOs D) Punishing employees for being tardy to work 7.

Continuance commitment. Rank the following views of people's work in order from least amount of personal meaning to most. The field of study that combines engineering with psychology to create products that are safe and efficient for people to use is called A) B) C) D) Scientific management. Human relations. Which of the following is an example of role conflict? A) A worker who is going through a divorce and is unable to complete his job responsibilities B) A worker who is having conflict with one of her subordinates C) A worker who has just been promoted to supervisor and who is having problems relating to her supervisees D) A worker who is being sexually harassed by his co-worker 11. calling Calling. calling Career. Ergonomics. job. A) B) C) D) Career. Hawthorne studies. calling. Cognitive commitment. A job analysis includes a focus on which of the following? A) The economic value of a specified occupation . career.B) C) D) Normative commitment. 12. career Job. job. job 10. 9.

Perform well when a supervisor is present but perform poorly when *BOLD OPTIONS ARE THE RIGHT ANSWERS . This example of her writing is known as a(n) A) B) C) D) Work sample. Central tendency bias. A worker who feels a personal stake in the company and whose ideas are valued by the company will likely A) B) alone. An interviewer feels certain that he can tell who is lying in a job interview. 14.B) C) D) Employee selection Creation of an employee manual Providing employees with feedback about their job performance 13. Perform poorly when a supervisor is present but perform well when Perform poorly. Exercise. C) D) alone. His certainty in his ability is an example of A) B) C) D) The halo effect. 15. Selection bias. Perform well. Hawthorne effect. Personnel selection. She is asked to provide the interviewer with a five-page example of her writing. Interviewer illusion. Sandy is interviewing for a job as a technical writer.

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