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Quiz 11 :
Managing Individual Differences and Behavior: Supervising People As People

Quiz 11 :
Managing Individual Differences and Behavior: Supervising People As People

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Values are abstract ideals-global beliefs and feelings-that are directed toward all objects,people,events,or activities.
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Explanation: Values are abstract ideals-global beliefs and feelings-that are directed toward all objects,people,events,or activities.

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Fundamental attribution bias,for example,is when Europeans blamed Wall Street for the 2010 economic collapse in Greece.
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Explanation: In self-serving bias,people tend to take more personal responsibility for success than for failure.Self-serving bias,for example,is when Europeans blamed Wall Street for the 2010 economic collapse in Greece.However,a Wall Street Journal article points out that a close look at Greece's finances "over the nearly 10 years since it adopted the euro shows that Greece was the principal author of its debt problems,and that fellow European governments repeatedly turned a blind eye to its flouting of rules." In fundamental attribution bias,people attribute another person's behavior to his or her personal characteristics rather than to situational factors.

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People with low levels of emotional stability are prone to anxiety and tend to view the world negatively,whereas people with high levels tend to show better job performance.
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Explanation: Emotional stability is the extent to which people feel secure and unworried and how likely they are to experience negative emotions under pressure.People with low levels of emotional stability are prone to anxiety and tend to view the world negatively,whereas people with high levels tend to show better job performance.

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Promotional decisions are no longer affected by sex-role stereotyping.
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Personality is defined as the stable psychological traits and behavioral attributes that give a person his or her identity.
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One of the Big Five personality dimensions is introversion.
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Extroversion is one of the Big Five personality traits and is a measure of how outgoing,talkative,sociable,and assertive a person is.
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Emotional stability is the Big Five personality trait that refers to how dependable,responsible,achievement-oriented,and persistent one is.
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Extroversion is a stronger predictor of job performance than agreeableness.
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The personality trait of openness to experience has the strongest positive correlation with job performance.
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Personality test data should be supplemented with information from reference checks,personal interviews,ability tests,and job performance records when hiring.
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Integrity tests are ineffective because dishonest people are able to fake conscientiousness,even on a paper-and-pencil test.
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Type A behavior pattern indicates that people have the personality characteristic that involves them in a chronic,determined struggle to accomplish more in less time.
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Internals likely would prefer and respond more productively to incentives such as merit pay or sales commissions.
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If you have a personal belief that you have ability to do a task and that you have what it takes to succeed,you would be best described as having self-efficacy.
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Self-efficacy is the debilitating lack of faith in one's ability to control one's environment.
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Employees with high self-efficacy need lots of constructive pointers and positive feedback.
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People with high self-esteem take fewer risks and handle failure worse than those with low self-esteem.
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Low self-esteem can be raised more by having the persons think of desirable characteristics they possess,rather than focusing on undesirable characteristics they do not have.
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Individuals with an external locus of control tend to display greater work motivation,which leads to higher salaries.
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