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MGMT 4320 - Robbins

TermDefinition
Personality 122 the sum total of ways in which an individual reacts to and interacts with others
Heredity 123 factors determined at conception; one's biological, physiological, and inherent psychological make up.
Personality traits 123 Enduring characteristics that describe an individual's Behavior
Myers-Briggs type indicator 124 A personality test that Tests four characteristics and classifies people into one of 16 personality types
Big Five model 125 A personality assessment model that Taps five basic dimensions
Extraversion 125 A personality Dimension describing someone who is sociable gregarious and assertive
Agreeableness 125 A personality Dimension that describes someone who is good-natured cooperative and trusting
Conscientiousness 125 A personality Dimension that describes someone who is responsible Dependable persistent and organized
Emotional stability 125 A personality Dimension that characterizes someone as calm self-confident secure versus nervous depressed and insecure
Openness to experience 125 A personality Dimension that characterizes someone in terms of imagination sensitivity and curiosity
Dark Triad 128 A constellation of negative personality traits consisting of machiavellianism, narcissism and psychoathy.
Machiavellianism 128 The degree to which an individual is pragmatic maintains emotional distance and believes that ends can justify the means
Narcissism 128 The tendency to be arrogant have a grandiose sense of self-importance require excessive admiration and have a sense of entitlement
Psychopathy 129 Contingency for a lack of concern for others and a lack of guilt or remorse when their actions cause harm
Approach avoidance framework 130 The framework by which individuals react to stimuli whereby approach motivation is attraction to positive stimuli and avoidance motivation is our aversion to negative stimuli
Core self evaluation 131 Bottom line conclusions individuals have about their capabilities competence and worth as a person
Self-monitoring 132 A personality trait that measures an individual's ability to adjust his or her behavior to external situational forces
Proactive Personality 132 People who identify opportunities show initiative take action and persevere until meaningful change occurs
Situation strength theory 134 A theory indicating that the way personality translates into behavior depends on the strength of the situation
Trait activation Theory 135 A theory that predicts that some situations events or interventions activate a trait more than others
Values 136 Basic convictions that a specific mode of conduct or in state of existence is personally or socially preferable to an opposite or Converse mode of conduct or end State existence
Value system 136 A a hierarchy based on a ranking of an individual's values and terms of their intensity
Terminal values 136 Desirable in states of existence the goals a person would like to achieve during his or her lifetime
Instrumental values 136 Preferable modes of behavior or means of achieving one's terminal values
Personality job fit Theory 139 A theory that identifies six personality types and proposes that the fit between personality types in occupational environment determine satisfaction and turnover
Power distance 141 A national culture attribute that describes the extent to which a society accepts that power in institutions and organizations is distributed unequally
Individualism 141 A national culture attributes that describes the degree to which people prefer to act as individuals rather than as members of groups
Collectivism 141 A national culture attribute that describes a tight social framework in which people expect others in group of which they are a part to look after them and protect them
Masculinity 141 A National culture attribute that describes the extent to which the culture Faber's traditional masculine work roles of achievements power and control societal values are characterized by assertiveness and materialism
Femininity 141 A national culture attribute it indicates little differentiation between male and female roles a high rating indicates that women are treated as equals of men in all aspects of the societyy
Uncertainty avoidance 141 A national culture and tribute that describes the extent to which a society field strength by uncertain and an ambiguous situations and tries to avoid them
Long-term orientation 141 A national culture attribute that emphasizes the future Thrift and persistence
short-term Orientation 141 A national culture attribute that emphasizes the past and present respect for tradition and fulfillment of social obligations
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