Document Type

Journal Article

Department/Unit

Department of Management

Abstract

On top of not defining explicitly the relationship between multidimensional constructs and their dimensions, many management researchers have conducted their analyses of multidimensional constructs at the dimension level only and assumed that these analyses would be valid at the construct level. This article discusses the potential problems of these practices. Data from two reported management studies are reanalyzed to show that different conclusions might be arrived when analyses are conducted at the construct rather than the dimension level. This finding is especially true when the multidimensional construct is defined under the latent model. Implications are discussed.

Publication Year

2008

Journal Title

Journal of Management

Volume number

34

Issue number

4

Publisher

SAGE Publications

First Page (page number)

744

Last Page (page number)

764

Referreed

1

DOI

10.1177/0149206307312506

ISSN (print)

15571211

Keywords

multidimensional construct, latent model, construct-level analysis, theory development

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