Motivation MCQs

Motivation MCQs

The following Motivation MCQs have been compiled by our experts through research, in order to test your knowledge of the subject of Motivation. We encourage you to answer these multiple-choice questions to assess your proficiency.
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1: Autonomy is the ability to work_____

A.   Alone with supervision

B.   Alone without supervision

C.   In group with supervision

D.   Both a and b

2: Creating natural work units by putting tasks together to create a more _____ work assignment.

A.   Relaxing

B.   Challenging

C.   Complex

D.   Both b and c

3: Perceived fairness of how rewards are distributed is known as_____

A.   Perceived Justice

B.   Distributive Justice

C.   Fair Justice

D.   None of these

4: Equity Theory is the theory that looks at how people compare their inputs to their outcomes.

A.   True

B.   False

5: Feedback is the knowledge of results of a person’s_____

A.   Efforts

B.   Abilities

C.   Beliefs

D.   All of these

6: When an individual sets low expectations for himself or herself and then performs to these expectations it is called Galatea Effect.

A.   True

B.   False

7: Golem Effect is when an individual sets _____ expectations for himself or herself and then performs to these expectations.

A.   Low

B.   High

C.   No

D.   Both a and b

8: Growth Need Strength refers to a person’s need to _____ from working.

A.   Learn new things

B.   Grow

C.   Develop

D.   All of these

9: Horizontal refers to_____

A.   Adding same tasks at different levels

B.   Adding different tasks at different levels

C.   Adding same tasks at same levels

D.   Adding different tasks at same levels

10: HYgienes refers to things like _____ and the working conditions.

A.   Supervision

B.   Pay

C.   Company policies

D.   All of these

11: Informal Justice refers to the perceived fairness of the communications made by _____ during a process.

A.   Members

B.   Self

C.   Leaders

D.   Both a and c

12: Interpersonal Justice refers to how employees are treated by their leaders, including _____

A.   Respect

B.   Propriety

C.   Working conditions

D.   Both a and b

13: Extent to which individuals can demonstrate initiative in designing their own work is known as_____

A.   Job art

B.   Job crafting

C.   Job enrichment

D.   None of these

14: Job Enrichment means redesigning jobs so that they are _____

A.   More challenging to the employee

B.   Have less repetitive work

C.   Have more repetitive work

D.   Both a and b

15: _____ involves cross-training or allowing workers to do different jobs.

A.   Job crafting

B.   Job enrichment

C.   Job rotation

D.   All of these

16: Learning Goal Orientation refers to when individuals want to learn new things at work and see themselves as_____

A.   Adaptable

B.   Leaders

C.   Inflexible

D.   All of these

17: A performance appraisal program where leaders meet with their direct reports and set specific performance objectives jointly refers to Management by Objectives.

A.   True

B.   False

18: Moral Outrage is severe reaction to _____

A.   Perceived Justice

B.   Perceived Injustice

C.   Both

D.   None

19: Motivation To Lead is defined as “an individual differences construct that affects a leader’s or leader-to-be’s decisions to assume_____ and that affect his or her intensity of effort at leading and persistence as a leader”.

A.   Leadership training

B.   Leadership roles

C.   Leadership responsibilities

D.   All of these

20: Another term for the Herzberg two-factor theory is _____

A.   Hygiene Theory

B.   Motivator-Hygiene Theory

C.   Equity Theory

D.   All of these

21: Motivators are the factors that satisfy workers when they think about their job, such as _____

A.   Advancement

B.   Recognition

C.   Achievement

D.   All of these

22: Need for achievement is the drive to succeed at _____ levels.

A.   Low

B.   High

C.   Average

D.   Both b and c

23: Need for Affiliation is the need for close _____ relationships.

A.   Personal

B.   Social

C.   Cultural

D.   All of these’

24: The need to influence others to do what you want is known as_____

A.   Need for Achievement

B.   Need for Affiliation

C.   Need for Power

D.   All of these

25: Organizational Justice is the overall perception of what is unfair in an organization.

A.   True

B.   False

26: Overpayment Inequity is the perception that a person’s outcomes are _____ than they deserve compared to another person’s outcomes, given their inputs.

A.   Lesser

B.   Greater

C.   Both

D.   None

27: A tendency to aim for getting to an end because of a fear of an undesirable alternative is known as_____

A.   Promotion Focused

B.   Prevention Focused

C.   Regulatory Focused

D.   All of these

28: Perception of how fair the process is in making decisions that affect employees is known as_____

A.   Organizational Justice

B.   Procedural Justice

C.   Decisive justice

D.   All of these

29: Promotion Focused is a need for_____

A.   Achievement

B.   Focus on advancement

C.   Setting learning goals

D.   All of these

30: Prosocial motivation is a new concept of motivation that assesses the degree to which employees behave in a way that benefits _____ as a whole.

A.   Leaders

B.   Organization

C.   Society

D.   All of these

31: How perceptions of performance expectations play a significant role in improving performance refers to_____

A.   Equity Effect

B.   Pygmalion Effect

C.   Hygiene Effect

D.   None of these

32: An alternative approach to understanding how individuals strive to meet their goals is known as_____

A.   Two Factor Theory

B.   Regulatory Focus Theory

C.   Promotion Focused Theory

D.   None of these

33: The drive to meet our fullest capacity is known as_____

A.   Self-Efficacy

B.   Self-Capacity

C.   Self-Actualization

D.   None of these

34: Self-Efficacy is an individual’s belief in his or her capacity to execute the _____ necessary to produce specific performance levels.

A.   Behaviours

B.   Tactics

C.   Power

D.   All of these

35: Two-Factor Theory relates to_____ , and relates them to job satisfaction.

A.   Lower order needs

B.   Higher order needs

C.   Average order needs

D.   Both a and b

36: The perception that a person’s outcomes are not fair compared to another person’s outcomes, given their inputs is known as_____

A.   Overpayment Equity

B.   Overpayment Inequity

C.   Underpayment Equity

D.   Underpayment Inequity

37: Valances is the value an individual places on the _____ of an outcome.

A.   Decision

B.   Reward

C.   Both

D.   None

38: Vertical refers to _____

A.   Adding decision-making responsibility to a role

B.   Adding problem-making responsibility to a role

C.   Adding problem-solving responsibility to a role

D.   All of these

39: Loading of jobs with more of the core characteristics that have been shown to motivate refers to Work Redesign.

A.   True

B.   False

40: ABC Analysis is the Systematic planning in OB mod, examining_____

A.   Antecedents

B.   Behaviors

C.   Consequences

D.   All of these

41: Extrinsic rewards are ____

A.   Exemplified by bonuses, trophies, and plaques

B.   Rewards associated with performing a task for its own sake

C.   Exemplified by a sense of accomplishment at the conclusion of a difficult assignment

D.   Much more effective motivators than intrinsic rewards

E.   Intangible

42: The job characteristic model fails to consider the role ________ plays in employee motivation.

A.   Job design

B.   Meaningfulness

C.   Social support

D.   Growth need

43: To maximize motivation among today's workforce, managers need to think in terms of ________.

A.   Job autonomy

B.   Flexibility

C.   Job security

D.   Compensation

44: Equity has _____ effect on citizenship behavior and _____ effect on counterproductive behavior.

A.   A moderate positive

B.   A moderate negative; a strong negative

C.   A strong negative; a moderate positive

D.   A moderate positive; a moderate negative

E.   A strong positive; a strong negative

45: The secretion of pyy _____ hunger and the secretion of orexin _____ hunger.

A.   Increases; decreases

B.   Decreases; increases

C.   Increases; increases

D.   Decreases; decreases

46: To get the best results while using reinforcement theory, rewards should be ________.

A.   Small and given only once

B.   Large and given at irregular intervals

C.   Given prior to the desired behavior response

D.   Given immediately following the desired behavior

E.   Presented publicly with a large number of witnesses

47: Unlike in the case of goal-setting theory, mbo strongly advocates ________.

A.   Self-generated feedback

B.   Explicit time periods

C.   Participatively set goals

D.   Independent tasks

E.   Specific performance objectives

48: Activity in the ________ depresses hunger.

A.   Ventromedial hypothalamus

B.   Set point

C.   Settling point

D.   None of this