Assessing the impact of common method variance on higher order multidimensional constructs

Johnson, Russell, Rosen, Christopher C. and Djurdjevic, Emilija 2011, Assessing the impact of common method variance on higher order multidimensional constructs, Journal of applied psychology, vol. 96, no. 4, pp. 744-761, doi: 10.1037/a0021504.

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Title Assessing the impact of common method variance on higher order multidimensional constructs
Author(s) Johnson, Russell
Rosen, Christopher C.
Djurdjevic, Emilija
Journal name Journal of applied psychology
Volume number 96
Issue number 4
Start page 744
End page 761
Total pages 18
Publisher American Psychological Association
Place of publication Washington, D.C.
Publication date 2011-07
ISSN 0021-9010
Summary Researchers are often concerned with common method variance (CMV) in cases where it is believed to bias relationships of predictors with criteria. However, CMV may also bias relationships within sets of predictors; this is cause for concern, given the rising popularity of higher order multidimensional constructs. The authors examined the extent to which CMV inflates interrelationships among indicators of higher order constructs and the relationships of those constructs with criteria. To do so, they examined core self-evaluation, a higher order construct comprising self-esteem, generalized self-efficacy, emotional stability, and locus of control. Across 2 studies, the authors systematically applied statistical (Study 1) and procedural (Study 2) CMV remedies to core self-evaluation data collected from multiple samples. Results revealed that the nature of the higher order construct and its relationship with job satisfaction were altered when the CMV remedies were applied. Implications of these findings for higher order constructs are discussed.
Language eng
DOI 10.1037/a0021504
Field of Research 150310 Organisation and Management Theory
1701 Psychology
1503 Business And Management
1505 Marketing
Socio Economic Objective 910402 Management
HERDC Research category C1.1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
ERA Research output type C Journal article
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