Exam Study Guide Organizational Behavior

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Exam1 Study Guide for Organizational Behavior

MGMT 319 Fall 2011

There will be 40 multiple choice questions from the following chapters. These questions can come from any portion of the class, they will be taken from the assigned readings, class lecture and discussions, presentations, and activities. The best way to study for this portion of the exam is to know all the information from the outlines associated with each class session. Finally, you should remember that you are responsible for all the material covered in the chapters from the textbook and from class lectures, even if the material was not on the outline.

Chapter 1: What is Organizational Behavior

Definition of organizational behavior, two primary outcomes in studies of organizational behavior, factors that affect those two primary outcomes, what is theory, and what is its role in the scientific method, what does a “correlation” represent, and what are “big”, “moderate”, and “small” correlations.

A) Definition of OB

- Learning or knowing about people and how they manage their environments

- OB is important in order to develop your interpersonal skills and be able to work with others

B) Two Primary outcomes

- Job performance

- Organizational Commitment

C) Factors that affect these outcomes

- Individual mechanisms

- Individual characteristics

- Group mechanisms

- Organizational mechanisms

D) Definition of Theory

- A collection of assertions that can be both verbal and symbolic that specify how and why variables are related.

- Theories help form the beginning point for the scientific method and inspire hypotheses that can be tested with data.

- A correlation represents the strength of a relationship between two variables. (50 big, .30 moderate, .10 weak)

Chapter 2: Job Performance

Definition of job performance, three dimensions of job performance, task performance...