Foundations of Individual Behavior-Behaviour in Organization-Lecture Slides, Slides for Organizational Behaviour. Mizoram University

Organizational Behaviour

Description: Dr. Lalita Shikha delivered this lecture at Mizoram University for Organizational Behaviour course. Its main points are: Foundation, Individual, Behavior, Ability, Intellectual, OB, Key, Biographical, Characteristics
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Bob Stretch
Southwestern College
Robbins & Judge
Organizational Behavior
13th Edition
Foundations of Individual Behavior
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Chapter Learning Objectives
After studying this chapter, you should be able to:
Contrast the two types of ability.
Define intellectual ability and demonstrate its relevance to
OB.
Identify the key biographical characteristics and describe
how they are relevant to OB.
Define learning and outline the principles of the three major
theories of learning.
Define shaping, and show how it can be used in OB.
Show how culture affects our understanding of intellectual
abilities, biographical characteristics, and learning.
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Ability
An individual’s capacity to perform the various tasks in a
job.
Made up of two sets of factors:
Intellectual Abilities
The abilities needed to perform mental activities.
General Mental Ability (GMA) is a measure of overall
intelligence.
Wonderlic Personnel Test: a quick measure of intelligence for
recruitment screening.
No correlation between intelligence and job satisfaction.
Physical Abilities
The capacity to do tasks demanding stamina, dexterity,
strength, and similar characteristics.
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Dimensions of Intellectual Ability
Intellectual
Ability
Number
Aptitude
Verbal
Comprehension
Perceptual
Speed
Inductive
Reasoning
Deductive
Reasoning
Spatial
Visualization
Memory
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