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Mgmt 310a - Organization Behavior and Management

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Organizational Behavior 14e Robbins Judge Chapter 7 Basic Motivation Concepts 1 Jim is a student who cannot work at writing a paper for more than 30 minutes yet he can spend many hours writing comments on blogs What accounts for the change in motivation in this case A his ability B the situation C his personality D the congruence E the structure of the task Answer B Explanation But the same student who finds it difficult to read a textbook for more than 20 minutes may devour a Harry Potter book in a day For this student the difference in motivation is the situation Diff 2 Page Ref 204 Topic Defining Motivation Skill AACSB Analytic Skills Objective Motivation Quest Category Concept Definitional LO 1 2 Motivation is best defined as a process that A results in a level of effort B intensifies an individual s efforts C accounts for an individual s efforts toward attaining a goal D meets an individual s needs E stabilizes over time Answer C Explanation Motivation is defined as the processes that account for an individual s intensity direction and persistence of effort toward attaining a goal Diff 2 Page Ref 204 Topic Defining Motivation Skill AACSB Analytic Skills Objective Motivation Quest Category Concept Definitional LO 1 1 Copyright 2011 Pearson Education Inc 3 What are the three key elements of motivation A reactance congruence and circumstance B interest activity and reward C awareness effort and outcome D stimulation progress and achievement E intensity direction and persistence Answer E Explanation The three key elements of motivation are intensity direction and persistence Intensity describes how hard a person tries Effort directed toward and consistent with the organization s goals is the direction of the motivation The persistence element measures how long a person can maintain effort Diff 2 Page Ref 204 Topic Defining Motivation Skill AACSB Analytic Skills Objective Elements of Motivation Quest Category Concept Definitional LO 1 4 Which level of Maslow s



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