McGraw Hill - Motivation Theories Quiz

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What is the main focus of Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs?

Arranging needs in a hierarchical order

According to Maslow, which level of needs is considered the prime motivator?

Safety Needs

What is included in the Self-actualization Needs category?

Realizing one's full potential

How can managers help individuals satisfy their Self-actualization Needs at work?

Giving people opportunities to use their skills fully

Which level of needs focuses on feeling good about oneself and receiving recognition?

Esteem Needs

What distinguishes Self-actualization Needs from other levels of needs in Maslow's Hierarchy?

Realizing one's full potential

What are growth needs according to Alderfer's ERG Theory?

Needs for self-development and creative work

How can managers help employees satisfy growth needs at work?

By allowing them to improve their skills and abilities

Which level of needs in Alderfer's ERG Theory includes the need for self-development?

Growth needs

What motivates a person to satisfy growth needs according to Alderfer's ERG Theory?

As lower-level needs are satisfied

How do growth needs differ from existence needs in Alderfer's ERG Theory?

Growth needs involve creative work while existence needs involve basic necessities

According to Alderfer's ERG Theory, which type of need encompasses the desire for meaningful work?

Growth needs

What type of needs must be satisfied for motivation and job satisfaction to be high according to Herzberg's Motivation-Hygiene Theory?

Motivator needs

Which of the following statements is true regarding self-actualization needs based on the text?

Self-actualization needs are essential for high motivation.

In Herzberg's Motivation-Hygiene Theory, which of the following is NOT a motivator need related to self-actualization?

Comfortable work environment

What is the primary focus of self-actualization needs in relation to job satisfaction?

Challenging tasks and personal standards for excellence

According to McClelland, which of the following needs aligns most closely with self-actualization needs?

Need for achievement

How do self-actualization needs differ from hygiene needs in Herzberg's Motivation-Hygiene Theory?

Hygiene needs relate to physical and psychological context, while self-actualization needs are about personal growth and achievement.

Test your knowledge on motivation theories with a focus on need theories and Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs. Explore how these theories explain what needs drive people's behavior at work and how different levels of needs motivate individuals.

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