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1. The relationship between organizational behavior (OB) and human resource management (HRM) is best described by which of the following pairs of words? Application-theory Nuts-bolts Bolts-nuts Theory-application OB is a field of study devoted to understanding, explaining, and ultimately improving the attitudes and behaviors of individuals and groups in organizations. HRM takes the theories and principles studied in OB and explores the "nuts- and-bolts" applications of those principles in organizations. 2. Jeffery is a manager at a large petrochemicals company that has a poor environmental record. Which element in the integrative model of OB reflects his attitude towards his company's business practices? Trust, justice, and ethics Job satisfaction Leadership: Power and negotiation Leadership: Styles and behaviors The integrative model of OB includes a number of individual mechanisms that directly affect job performance and organizational commitment. Trust, justice, and ethics reflect the degree to which employees feel that their company does business with fairness, honesty, and integrity. Option D is an individual mechanism that captures the energetic forces that drive performance, while B and C are group mechanisms. 3. A study of relationships between various OB aspects at a company reflected the following correlation coefficients (r): Paid leave and employee motivation: r = .09 Pay cuts and employee motivation: r = -.53 Which of the following interpretations of the above figures is accurate? When paid leave increases, employee motivation increases proportionately. There is scant evidence to suggest that paid leave has any impact on employee motivation. There is moderate negative correlation between pay cuts and motivation. When employee motivation dips, the company should decrease pay. A correlation coefficient, abbreviated as ‘r', describes the statistical relationship between two variables and is often used to test hypotheses. Correlation can range from 0 to +/- 1. 0 indicates no correlation, 1 perfect positive correlation and -1 perfect negative correlation. In OB research, the correlation between two variables is considered strong if the coefficient is around .50. It is considered moderate at around .30, and a correlation of .10 is considered weak in OB research. In the above example, the correlation between paid leave and motivation is positive but weak, and the correlation between pay cuts and motivation is strongly negative. Thus, the relationship between paid leave and motivation is not established, and increase in the former does not see a proportionate increase in the latter. D is incorrect as the presumed effect precedes the presumed cause.
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4. The definition of job performance focuses on the negative and positive nature of employee behavior, and also on the _____ of the behavior. motivation
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