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Chapter 09 Managing Individual Stress 1. (p. 243) Stress is an adaptive response, moderated by individual differences, that is a consequence of any action, situation, or event that places special demands on a person. TRUE Difficulty: Easy Ivancevich - Chapter 09 #1 2. (p. 244) Rumors of an impending layoff are never as stressful as actually being laid off. FALSE Rumors of an impending layoff may be more stressful to some people than knowing for certain they will be laid off; in the latter case, they can make plans for dealing with the situation. Difficulty: Medium Ivancevich - Chapter 09 #2 3. (p. 244) Generally, the longer special demands are placed on us, the more stressful they are. TRUE Difficulty: Easy Ivancevich - Chapter 09 #3 4. (p. 244) "Not knowing" frequently places more demands on people than does knowing, even if the known result is negative. TRUE Difficulty: Easy Ivancevich - Chapter 09 #4 1
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5. (p. 244) Work and non-work activities are non-related activities. FALSE Work activities and non-work activities are highly interdependent. Difficulty: Medium Ivancevich - Chapter 09 #5 6. (p. 246) Virtually any occurrence can place special demands on a person and lead to stress. TRUE Difficulty: Medium Ivancevich - Chapter 09 #6 7. (p. 246) The greater the power or authority of the person sending conflicting messages, the greater the job dissatisfaction produced by role conflict. TRUE Difficulty: Medium Ivancevich - Chapter 09 #7 8. (p. 246) Quantitative overload results from having too many things to do or insufficient time to complete a job. TRUE Difficulty: Medium Ivancevich - Chapter 09 #8 9. (p. 247) Executives in the low and high ends of the stress range, underload and overload, report less serious medical problems. FALSE Executives in the low and high ends of the stress range, underload and overload, report more significant medical problems. Difficulty: Medium Ivancevich - Chapter 09 #9 2
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10. (p. 247) Research suggests that when individuals experience high work demands, with little or no control over those demands, the physiological changes that occur disappear soon after the individual leaves work. FALSE Research suggests that when individuals experience high work demands, with little or no control over those demands, the physiological changes that occur persist, even after the individual has left work. Difficulty: Medium Ivancevich - Chapter 09 #10 11. (p. 247) The negative effects of overload can be increased when overload is coupled with low ability to control the demands of work. TRUE Difficulty: Easy Ivancevich - Chapter 09 #11 12. (p. 247) All individuals can withstand the negative consequences of large doses of change. FALSE Some people are strong enough to withstand the negative consequences of large doses of change while others are not. Difficulty: Easy
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09 - Chapter 09 Managing Individual Stress 1(p 243 Stress...

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