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According to research on the meaning of work:

pattern F people view work least favorably

A shortcoming of work simplification is that:

it undervalues the human capacity for thought and creativity

Both job enrichment and job enlargement were intended to increase:

job satisfaction for employees

Enlarging a job is most closely associated with which of the following core job characteristics?

skill variety

Selecting the textbook, formulating course objectives, specifying course requirements, determining instructional methods, preparing exams, and evaluating student performance provide the college professor with:


According to a recent study conducted in Egypt aimed at the disaggregation of the work autonomy component of job design theory, results indicated which of the following were three facets of work autonomy?

work method, schedule, and criteria autonomy

The anthropocentric job design approach places:

human considerations at the center of job design decision

In the design of jobs and work organizations, Germans:

value hierarchy and authority relationships

A job is defined as:

specific work and task activities

The process of connecting jobs and departments into a coordinated, cohesive whole is known as:


Job enlargement was developed to overcome the problem of:

boredom associated with scientific management's approach to jobs

Scientific management includes all of the following elements except:

the integration of management and work such that workers had to exercise self-management

A significant difference between job enlargement and job enrichment is that:

enrichment vertically loads a job whereas enlargement horizontally loads a job

A problem with job enrichment as a strategy for work design is:

that it is based on an oversimplified motivational theory

The degree to which a job entails completion of a whole task or complete sequence of tasks is:

task identity

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