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Goal commitment is influenced by expected rewards

27. For simple tasks, the effort encouraged by challenging goals leads directly to higher task performance, while for more complex tasks, increased effort does not lead directly to effective performance.


ANS: T

22. Goal commitment is likely to be stronger if the commitment is made publicly.


ANS: T


23. The relation of goal difficulty to performance is linear.


ANS: F

The relation of goal difficulty to performance is curvilinear, not linear.


24. If a manager assigns goals to an employee without that individual's involvement, his or her performance will likely be worse than if no goals were set at all.


ANS: F

Even when a manager has to assign goals without employee participation, doing so leads to more focused efforts and better performance than if no goals were set.


25. If a person is told simply to “do their best”, their performance will be lower than if they are given specific goals.


ANS: T


26. Goal commitment is influenced by expected rewards, received rewards, teamwork, and peer pressures. But, if employees expect to be punished for not achieving goals, the probability of goal commitment is lower.

ANS: F

The first sentence is true. However, when employees expect to be punished for not achieving goals, goal commitment is higher.
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