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ERIC Number: EJ1015152
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Aug
Pages: 23
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1052-5629
Playing with a Concept: Teaching Job Characteristics Model with a Tinkertoy[R] Builder Set
Smrt, Diana Lazarova; Nelson, Reed Elliot
Journal of Management Education, v37 n4 p539-561 Aug 2013
Using a toy construction set, we introduce to students the job characteristics model in a fun and engaging way. The activity not only describes the theoretical variables of the model but also allows students to (a) experience the dynamic interaction among these variables and (b) gain a better, hands-on understanding of the model. The exercise progresses through three stages where participants are gradually exposed to different manipulations of the variables in the job characteristics model. The exercise can be conducted in one quick-paced 75-minute class session. (Contains 1 note, 1 table, and 2 figures.)
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Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Journal Articles
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Brazil; United States
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