Study Guide for Exam 2, Psy 3711 Lectures • Lecture notes (powerpoint outlines, your own notes) should

be the focus of your studying. Start here and know that any of this material could appear on the exam. • Under ‘lectures’ I have only highlighted below those topics and empirical studies that you should review that are not covered in the text in some fashion (or are especially important to review). However, any of the material from lecture may appear on the exam. Text • Textbook material is considered supplemental to the topics I present in class; where there is overlap between class and the book, this should direct your study. • As you are aware, the text is more extensive in its coverage and therefore I have outlined below those topics I think are most important to cover in preparation for the exam. • I’ve also omitted some textbook topics you do NOT need to review for the exam. Please note that these are still important topics that you should know by the end of this course; however, I will not test you on them.

The Motivation to Work (Chapter 9) Text: • • • • • • • • • • • Motivation and performance Motivation and attitudes Motivation and personality Reinforcement theory Vroom’s VIE theory Equity theory Goal-setting theory Self-regulation theory Self-efficacy and motivation Common themes in modern approaches Job enrichment

You should know the material covered under the text headings in this study guide

Lectures 14 & 15: • • • • • • Three facets of motivation Stajkovic and Luthans (1997) meta-analysis Job Characteristics Model Growth need strength Lumberjack study and goal-setting Latham, Erez, and Locke (1988) study


Attitudes, Emotions, & Work (Chapter 10) Text: • • • • • • • • • Job satisfaction and the Hawthorne effect (The Early Period of JS Research) Antecedents and consequences of job satisfaction Measurement of job satisfaction Dispositions and affectivity Genetics and job satisfaction Core self evaluations Forms of commitment and associated individual difference variables Withdrawal behaviors Note: Module 10.3 was not assigned

Lecture 18: • • • • • • • Outcomes predicted by job satisfaction Is a happy worker a productive worker? Models of the relation between JS and JP In predicting overall job satisfaction, which facets matter? (and general application of JDI survey results) Person vs. situation (Staw and Ross, 1985, Arvey et al., 1994) Individual & environmental antecedents of job satisfaction Calculation of percentage shared variance between two variables (and interpretation)

Fairness and Diversity in the workplace (Chapter 11) Text: • • • • • • The concept of justice Distributive justice Procedural justice Interactional justice Application of justice principles to personnel selection Note: Module 11.3 was not assigned

Lecture 16: • • • Applications of organizational justice Colquitt et al. (2001) meta-analysis Greenberg justice studies (lab and field)


Leadership (Chapter 12) Text:
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Leader emergence vs. leader effectiveness Attempted, successful, and effective leadership Leader vs. leadership development Theories of leadership: o Trait approach o Power approach o Behavioral approach: Ohio State & Michigan Studies o Contingency approach: Hersey & Blanchard & House’s Path-Goal Theory o LMX o Transformational leadership o Charismatic leaders Male & female leaders: Are the different? Personality and leadership Cross-Cultural studies of leadership: GLOBE project

Lectures 20 & 21:
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Defining leadership Situational/contingency approach Big Five personality traits and leadership Leadership as a process Influence tactics Substitutes for leadership – substitutes & neutralizers Does leadership matter: Boeing study study

Teams in Organizations (Chapter 13) Text: • • • • • • • Be familiar with types of teams, although you will not need to know too many details Team inputs Team processes Team roles Team Appraisal and Feedback Team Roles Team development



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Effects of group diversity (including 2006 meta-analysis) Interpretation of Himalaya activity results Process losses Groupthink Gigone & Hastie (1993) study How to increase group cohesiveness

Stress and Workplace Health (Chapter 15) Text: • • • • • • • • Studying workplace stress What is a stressor? Common stressors at work Consequences of stress Deman-control model Person-Environment fit model Individual differences in resistance to stress Primary, secondary, and tertiary prevention strategies

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What is stress? A model of stress Perceptions and cognitions related to stress Consequences of stress Individual & situational moderators Studies using the demand-control model (job characteristics and symptoms) Hoobler & Brass (2006) study Stress interventions