Document Type

Journal Article

Department/Unit

Department of Management

Language

English

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.

Keywords

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

Publication Date

2008

Source Publication Title

Journal of Management

Volume

34

Issue

4

Start Page

744

End Page

764

Publisher

SAGE Publications

Peer Reviewed

1

DOI

10.1177/0149206307312506

Link to Publisher's Edition

http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0149206307312506

ISSN (print)

15571211

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Business Commons

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