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Kerala University 2005 B.A Organisational behaviour - Question Paper

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Reg. No..........................................................(3 pages)    K 5196



Part III - Group V - Psychology Paper V - ORGANISATIONAL BEHAVIOUR Time : Three Hours    Maximum : 100 Marks

Answers may be written either in English or in Malafyalam.

Section A

Answer any two of the following.

Each question carries 20 marks.

1.    Outline the different theories of work motivation.

2.    What is meant by group effectiveness ? Explain the factors that make a group effective and mention the methods of improving group effectiveness.

3.    What are the causes of industrial conflict ? And suggest methods of solving dietrial conflict.

4.. What is meant by organizational development ? Explain its major techniques_

(2 x 20 = 40 marka)

Section B

5.    Answer any six of the following. Each question carries 5 marks

(a) Principles of organization. (b) Mintzberys five design.

(c) Job analysis.    (d) Path-goal theory.

(e) Life cycle theory.    (f) Theory X and theory Y.

(g) Labour disputes.    (h) Barriers of effective communication.

(6 x 5 = 30 marks)

Section C

6.    Answer any five of the following. Each question carries 2 marks

(a) Reward systems.    (b) Sources of power.

(c) Role ambiguity.    (d) Motion study.

(e) Ego states.    (f) LBDQ.

(g) Work group.    (h) Johari window.

(5x2=10 marka)

Section D

Answer all questions. Each question carries 1 mark.

7.    Match the following

A    B

(a)    Communication skill    (i) Harris

(b)    Type A personality    (ii) Fiedler.

(c)    LPC scale    _ (iii) Vroom.

(d)    Life position    (iv) Grapevine.

(e)    Expectancy theory    (v) Job stress.

(5><l = 5 marks)

8.    Write True or False

(a)    The two leadership behaviour dimensions of Michigan studies are production-centered and employee-centered-

(b)    Transaction leadership theory explain how leaders develop and enhance the commitment of followers.

(e) Maslow's need hierarchy, ERG theory and power / achievement theory are all examples of process theories.

(d)    Organisation structure refers to the relationship among the tasks performed by the members of the organization.

(e)    Groupthink occurs when a group collectively becomes defensive and avoids facing issues squarely and realistically.

(5x1 = 5 marks)

Section E

9. Choose the correct answer

(a)    Which level of change in OD is concerned with development of skills and improvement of value systems required for effective teamwork and personal development:

(i) . Intrapersonal.    (ii) Inter-group.

(iii) Intra-team.    (iv) Inter-personal.

(b)    Who have stressed the group theory of organization :

(i) Duncan.    (ii) Woodward.

(iii) Likert.    (iv) Simon. (c)    The Life cycle theory* of leadership formulated by:

(i) House.    (ii) Hersey and Blanchard.

(d)    Which of the following is the vertical expansion of jobs ?

(i) Job enlargement. (ii) Job enrichment.

(iii) Job rotation.    (iv) Job design.

(e)    Labour power represents:

(i) A power bloc.    (ii) A power elite.

(iii) A power corollary. (iv) A power built.

(f)    Equity theory of motivation has been advocated by :

(i) Vroom.    . (ii) Argyris.

(iii) Adams.    (iv) House.

(g)    Which of the following systems of communication help to achieve a co-co-ordinated effort aimed at the attainment of overall organisational goals :

(i) Downward.    (ii) Horizontal.

(iii) Upward.    (iv) All of them.

(h)    A leadership theory that provides a set of rules to determine the form and amount of participative decision-making in different situation is :

(i) Path-goal theory. (ii) Leader-match theory.

(iii) Leader-participation. (iv) Situational leadership.

(i)    Conflict that support the goals of the group and improves its performances is termed as:

(i) Dysfunctional.    (ii) Inter group.

(iii) Functional.    (iv) Interpersonal.

(j) There is a positive correlation between self-esteem and performance by Kormans theory of:

(i) Conformity.    (ii) Consistency.

(iii) Dissonance.    (iv) Inequity.

(10 x 1 = 10 marks)


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