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Attitudes

Evaluative statements or judgments concerning objects, people, or events.

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Cognitive Component

The opinion or belief segment of an attitude.

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Affective Component

The emotional or feeling segment of an attitude.

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Behavioral Component

An intention to behave in a certain way toward someone or something.

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Cognitive Dissonance

Any incompatibility between two or more attitudes or between behavior and attitudes.

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Job Satisfaction

A positive feeling about one's job resulting from an evaluation of its characteristics.

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Job Involvement

The degree to which a person identifies with a job, actively participates in it, and considers performance important to self-worth.

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Psychological Empowerment

Employees' belief in the degree to which they affect their work environment, their competence, the meaningfulness of their job, and their perceived autonomy in their work.

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Organizational Commitment

The degree to which an employee identifies with a particular organization and its goals and wishes to maintain membership in the organization.

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Perceived Organizational Support (POS)

The degree to which employees believe an organization values their contribution and cares about their well-being.

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Employee Engagement

An individual's involvement with, satisfaction with, and enthusiasm for the work he or she does.

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Core Self-Evaluations (CSEs)

Bottom-line conclusions individuals have about their capabilities, competence, and worth as a person.

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Exit

Dissatisfaction expressed through behavior directed toward leaving the organization.

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Voice

Dissatisfaction expressed through active and constructive attempts to improve conditions.

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Loyalty

Dissatisfaction expressed by passively waiting for conditions to improve.

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Neglect

Dissatisfaction expressed through allowing conditions to worsen.

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What are the main components of attitudes? Are these components related or unrelated?

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Does behavior always follow from attitudes? Why or why not? Discuss the factors that affect whether behavior follows from attitudes.

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What are the major job attitudes? In what ways are these attitudes alike? What is unique about each?

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How do we measure job satisfaction?

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What causes job satisfaction? For most people, is pay or the work itself more important?

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What outcomes does job satisfaction influence? What implications does this have for management?

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