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This set of Organisational Behaviour Multiple Choice Questions & Answers (MCQs) focuses on Organisational Behaviour Set 6

Q1 | Which of the following is a reason that the study of organizational behaviour is useful?
  • human behavior does not vary a great deal between individuals and situations.
  • human behavior is not random.
  • human behavior is not consistent.
  • human behavior is rarely predictable.
Q2 | Psychology’s major contributions to the field of organizational behavior have been primarily at what level of analysis?
  • the level of the group
  • the level of the individual
  • the level of the organization
  • the level of the culture
Q3 | Which behavioural science discipline is most focused on understanding individual behaviour?
  • sociology
  • social psychology
  • psychology
  • anthropology
Q4 | The science that seeks to measure, explain, and sometimes change the behaviour of humans andother animals is known as .
  • psychiatry
  • psychology
  • sociology
  • organizational behavior
Q5 | blends concepts from psychology and sociology.
  • corporate strategy
  • anthropology
  • political science.
  • social psychology
Q6 | The science that focuses on the influence people have on one another is.
  • psychology
  • anthropology
  • political science
  • social psychology
Q7 | Which of the following fields has most helped us understand differences in fundamental values,attitudes, and behaviour among people in different countries?
  • anthropology
  • psychology
  • political science
  • operations research
Q8 | The subject of organizational culture has been most influenced by which behavioural sciencediscipline?
  • anthropology
  • psychology
  • social psychology
  • political science
Q9 | Which of the following OB topics is not central to managing employees’ fears about terrorism?
  • emotion
  • motivation
  • communication
  • work design
Q10 | According to management guru Tom Peters, almost all quality improvement comes from ofdesign, manufacturing, layout, processes, and procedures.
  • modification
  • stratification
  • integration
  • simplification
Q11 | Today’s managers understand that the success of any effort at improving quality and productivitymust include.
  • process reengineering
  • quality management programs
  • customer service improvements
  • employees
Q12 | Most valuable asset in an organization is
  • land and building
  • cash and bank balances
  • human being
  • technology
Q13 | What term is used to describe voluntary and involuntary permanent withdrawal from anorganization?
  • absenteeism
  • turnover
  • downsizing
  • truancy
Q14 | ______ is discretionary behaviour that is not part of an employee’s formal job requirement, butthat promotes the effective functioning of the organization.
  • productivity
  • motivation
  • organizational citizenship
  • organizational behavior
Q15 | Individual-level independent variables include all of the following except.
  • leadership
  • learning
  • perception
  • motivation
Q16 | Which of the following statements is true about the term “ability”, as it is used in the field oforganizational behaviour?
  • it refers to an individual’s willingness to perform various tasks.
  • it is a current assessment of what an individual can do.
  • it refers exclusively to intellectual skills.
  • it refers exclusively to physical skills
Q17 | Which of the following is not a biographical characteristic?
  • political affiliation
  • age
  • sex
  • tenure
Q18 | Experiments performed by Ivan Pavlov led to what theory?
  • classical conditioning
  • operant conditioning
  • social learning
  • behavior shaping
Q19 | What role did the meat play in Pavlov’s experiment with dogs?
  • an unconditioned response
  • a conditioned stimulus
  • a conditioned response
  • an unconditioned stimulus
Q20 | In Pavlov’s experiment, the bell was a/an .
  • unconditioned stimulus
  • unconditioned response
  • conditioned stimulus
  • conditioned response
Q21 | Which of the following is not true of classical conditioning?
  • classical conditioning is passive.
  • classical conditioning can explain simple reflexive behaviors.
  • learning a conditioned response involves building an association between a conditioned stimulus and an unconditioned stimulus.
  • a neutral stimulus takes on the properties of a conditioned stimulus.
Q22 | Operant conditioning argues that .
  • behavior is reflexive
  • behavior is unlearned
  • behavior is a function of its consequences
  • the tendency to repeat a behavior is very strong
Q23 | Which of the following researchers thought that reinforcement was the central factor involved inbehavioural change?
  • pavlov
  • fayol
  • skinner
  • deming
Q24 | According to operant conditioning, when behaviour is not reinforced, what happens to theprobability of that behaviour occurring again?
  • it increases.
  • it declines.
  • it remains unchang
Q25 | What do we call the view that we can learn both through observation and direct experience?
  • situational learning theory
  • classical learning
  • social learning theory
  • the pavlov principle