Motivation

This question bank verified by Studydeets
All Questions
Filter by:
Question 1
Free
Multiple Choice

Which of the following defines motivation?

Choose correct answer/s
A

It is the abundance or shortage of critical organizational resources in an organization's external environment.

B

It is the attractiveness or desirability of a reward or outcome.

C

It is the set of forces that initiates, directs, and makes people persist in their efforts to accomplish a goal.

D

It is the examination of one's own conscious thoughts and feelings.

Check answer
Question 2
Free
Multiple Choice

In the context of motivation, which of the following is a difference between initiation of effort and direction of effort?

Choose correct answer/s
A

Initiation of effort is concerned with the choices that people make about how much effort to put forth in their jobs, whereas direction of effort is concerned with the choices that people make in deciding where to put forth effort in their jobs.

B

Initiation of effort is concerned with the choices that people make about how long they will put forth effort in their jobs before reducing or eliminating those efforts, whereas direction of effort is concerned with the choices that people make about how much effort to put forth in their jobs.

C

Initiation of effort is concerned with the amount of expectation a manager holds on the efforts that he or she can expect from an employee, whereas direction of effort is concerned with the accountability of each action taken by an employee toward the achievement of set goals.

D

Initiation of effort is concerned with how much effort an employee puts in when comparing his or her current job prospects with the other available opportunities, whereas direction of effort is concerned with the number of job offers an employee rejects before choosing the one that appears the most appropriate to him or her.

Check answer
Question 3
Free
Multiple Choice

In the context of motivation, _____ is concerned with the choices that people make about how long they will put forth effort in their jobs before reducing or eliminating those efforts.

Choose correct answer/s
A

initiation of effort

B

persistence of effort

C

direction of effort

D

termination of effort

Check answer
Question 4
Free
Multiple Choice

In industrial psychology, which of the following equations best represents job performance?

Choose correct answer/s
A

Job Performance = (Instrumentality × Situational Constraints)/(Expectancy × Valence)

B

Job Performance = Motivation/(Ability × Effort)

C

Job Performance = Instrumentality × Expectancy × Valence

D

Job Performance = Motivation × Ability × Situational Constraints

Check answer
Question 5
Free
Multiple Choice

Juan wants to take a few insurance policies for financial security. Therefore, he compares different insurance products online to find the ones with good returns. In the context of Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs, this scenario best illustrates Juan's _____ .

Choose correct answer/s
A

belongingness needs

B

physiological needs

C

esteem needs

D

safety needs

Check answer
Question 6
Multiple Choice

After two of Mary's colleagues were laid off from their jobs for no specific reason, Mary started looking for a better job. In the context of Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs, this scenario best illustrates Mary's _____ .

Choose correct answer/s
A
belongingness needs
B
physiological needs
C
safety needs
D
esteem needs
To unlock the question
Question 7
Multiple Choice

Jonathan's employer does not provide health coverage for his family members. Therefore, he decides to purchase health insurance for his kids so that he does not have to pay for their vaccinations and doctor visits every time. In the context of Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs, this scenario best illustrates Jonathan's _____ .

Choose correct answer/s
A
belongingness needs
B
safety needs
C
esteem needs
D
physiological needs
To unlock the question
Question 8
Multiple Choice

Debra is a fashion model. She recently broke up with her boyfriend of four years. To cope with depression, she keeps herself busy with work and frequently parties with friends. She likes being surrounded by people, and she never misses social gatherings organized by her modeling agency. In the context of Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs, this scenario best illustrates Debra's _____ .

Choose correct answer/s
A
belongingness needs
B
physiological needs
C
esteem needs
D
safety needs
To unlock the question
Question 9
Multiple Choice

Larry recently moved to Austin for a new job. He has been staying in an apartment alone ever since. He feels the need to make new friends and hence decides to join a recreational club. In the context of Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs, this scenario best illustrates Larry's _____ .

Choose correct answer/s
A
safety needs
B
physiological needs
C
esteem needs
D
belongingness needs
To unlock the question
Question 10
Multiple Choice

As part of his job, Keith was asked to relocate to a country far away from his home country. He has been feeling lonely ever since. As he is unable to adjust with the local language, people, and food, he requests his supervisor to transfer him back to his home country. In the context of Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs, this scenario best illustrates Keith's _____ .

Choose correct answer/s
A
belongingness needs
B
self-actualization needs
C
esteem needs
D
safety needs
To unlock the question
Question 11
Multiple Choice

Billy initially started playing golf as a hobby. As he began to get better at the sport, he wanted to represent his club in the championships so that he could get sponsorships and get recognized for his talent. In the context of Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs, this scenario best illustrates Billy's _____ .

Choose correct answer/s
A
belongingness needs
B
physiological needs
C
esteem needs
D
safety needs
To unlock the question
Question 12
Multiple Choice

Kathleen is elated after getting promoted to senior sales manager. She aims to get her next promotion by the end of the next fiscal year. She wants to gain more recognition in the organization and in the society. In the context of Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs, this scenario best illustrates Kathleen's _____ .

Choose correct answer/s
A
belongingness needs
B
esteem needs
C
physiological needs
D
safety needs
To unlock the question
Question 13
Multiple Choice

Melissa, a lawyer by profession, was considered one of the best singers in her previous company. After she switched jobs, she registered for all music-related activities in her new company so that her talent could be recognized in the new company as well. In the context of Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs, this scenario best illustrates Melissa's _____ .

Choose correct answer/s
A
belongingness needs
B
physiological needs
C
esteem needs
D
safety needs
To unlock the question
Question 14
Multiple Choice

Clarence used to work as a doctor in a federal government hospital. After retiring, he started a private clinic to continue practicing medicine and to maintain his reputation as a doctor. In the context of Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs, this scenario best illustrates Clarence's _____ .

Choose correct answer/s
A
belongingness needs
B
physiological needs
C
safety needs
D
esteem needs
To unlock the question
Question 15
Multiple Choice

Ashley is a popular movie star. She decides to start working on her autobiography as she feels that her autobiography would help reinforce her public image as a leading actor. In the context of Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs, this scenario best illustrates Ashley's _____ .

Choose correct answer/s
A
esteem needs
B
physiological needs
C
belongingness needs
D
safety needs
To unlock the question
Question 16
Multiple Choice

At the peak of her career, Evelyn, a tennis champion, wanted to launch her own sports shoe brand. In the context of Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs, this scenario best illustrates Evelyn's _____ .

Choose correct answer/s
A
belongingness needs
B
physiological needs
C
self-actualization needs
D
safety needs
To unlock the question
Question 17
Multiple Choice

After retirement, Shawn, the founder and chief executive officer of a multinational corporation, wants to start a charity to help the underprivileged in his home country. In the context of Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs, this scenario best illustrates Shawn's _____ .

Choose correct answer/s
A
biological needs
B
physiological needs
C
self-actualization needs
D
safety needs
To unlock the question
Question 18
Multiple Choice

Norman, a renowned painter, wants to open a new studio. He also wants to set up art exhibitions in different cities in the United States to display his artwork. In the context of Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs, this scenario best illustrates Norman's _____ .

Choose correct answer/s
A
belongingness needs
B
self-actualization needs
C
physiological needs
D
safety needs
To unlock the question
Question 19
Multiple Choice

Marilyn, a human resources associate in a public relations firm, maintains friendly relationships with her colleagues. She prefers to work in groups and tends to avoid conflicts as much as she can. She makes sure that she does not miss opportunities to build close interpersonal relationships with every member in her team. In the context of McClelland's Learned Needs Theory, Marilyn is most likely motivated by the need for _____ .

Choose correct answer/s
A
affiliation
B
achievement
C
power
D
relatedness
To unlock the question
Question 20
Multiple Choice

Although Chad, an accountant at a supply chain management company, worked overtime this week, he readily agreed to his supervisor's request to work for five more hours during the weekend. This is because Chad likes to cooperate with his superiors. In the context of McClelland's Learned Needs Theory, Chad is most likely motivated by the need for _____ .

Choose correct answer/s
A
achievement
B
affiliation
C
power
D
relatedness
To unlock the question