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[ADMS 2400] - Midterm Exam Guide - Ultimate 42 pages long Study Guide!


Department
Administrative Studies
Course Code
ADMS 2400
Professor
Sabrina Deutsch Salamon
Study Guide
Midterm

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ADMS 2400
MIDTERM EXAM
STUDY GUIDE

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LECTURE 1 (ADMS 2400)
Course Objectives
-To increase your understanding of human behavior in the workplace
-To develop your ability to apply OB concepts and theory to solve organizational problems
-To help you become a more effective organizational member
Why Is Organizational Behavior Useful?
-If you know why people behave a certain way, then you can predict what they will do
-Understand office politics
-Have better working relationship with your colleagues
-Be a better leader and manager
Introduction: What is Organizational Behavior?
-Is the field of study devoted to understanding, explaining, and ultimately improving the attitudes and
behaviours of individuals and groups in organizations
Characteristics of the Field
-OB is multidisciplinary in nature
-OB focuses on three levels of analysis: individuals, groups, and organizations
-OB applies the scientific method to practical managerial problems
-OB seeks to improve organizational effectiveness and the quality of life at work
The Scientific Method
-Correlation (r)
^Describes the statistical relationship between two variables
^Can be positive or negative and range from 0 (no statistical relationship) to ± 1 (a perfect
statistical relationship)
Direction of Causality
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Moderating Variable - variable that changes (increases or decreases) the otherwise established effect of
the independent variable upon the dependent variable
Mediating Variable - variable that explains a relation between variables or provides a causal link
between them
Research Methods in OB
Integrative Model of OB
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