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A recent survey showed that many workers in a certain

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A recent survey showed that many workers in a certain company are dissatisfied with their jobs. The survey also showed that most of the dissatisfied workers believe that they have little control over their job assignments. Therefore, to increase workers job satisfaction the company’s management need only concentrate on changing workers’ beliefs regarding the degree of control they have over their job assignments.
Which one of the following, if also shown by the survey, would most seriously call into question the conclusion made by the author of the passage?
(A) The dissatisfied workers feel that their wages are too low and working conditions are unsatisfactory.
(B) The number of workers in the company who are satisfied with their jobs is greater than the number who are dissatisfied.
(C) The workers in the company are more dissatisfied than workers in other companies.
(D) Most people in company management believe that the workers already have too much control over their work.
(E) The workers in the company who are satisfied with their jobs believe that they have a lot of control over their job assignments

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15 Nov 2009, 01:18
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The author concluded that management only need to do is change the workers beliefs regarding degree of control.

(A) The dissatisfied workers feel that their wages are too low and working conditions are unsatisfactory
By showing that workers are also dissatisfied with wages and working condition, the management has do more than just change the workers beliefs regarding degree of control. Hence weakening the argument.

(B) The number of workers in the company who are satisfied with their jobs is greater than the number who are dissatisfied.
Out of scope

(C) The workers in the company are more dissatisfied than workers in other companies.
Out of scope

(D) Most people in company management believe that the workers already have too much control over their work.
This is about what management need do and not what it thinks

(E) The workers in the company who are satisfied with their jobs believe that they have a lot of control over their job assignments
This is argument is about the workers who are dissatisfied and not about the workers who are satisfied. Out of scope

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15 Nov 2009, 05:09
+1 for A

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15 Nov 2009, 05:13
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OA given is A....

thank you guyzz for the explanation......

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15 Nov 2009, 07:23
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Yep, should be A..

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15 Nov 2009, 07:27
I'd go with A as well.

Good explanation jad3. +1 for you!
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