Functional Relations among Constructs in the Same Content Domain at Different Levels of Analysis: A Typology of Composition Models
Composition models specify the functional relationships among phenomena or constructs at different levels of analysis (e.g., individual level, team level, organizational level) that reference essentially the same content but that are qualitatively different at different levels (M. T. Hannan, 1971, K. H. Roberts, C. L. Hulin, &amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp; D. M. Rousseau, 1978, D. M. Rousseau, 1985). Specifying adequate composition models is a critical component of good multilevel research. A typology of composition models is proposed to provide a framework for organizing, evaluating, and developing constructs and theories in multilevel research. Five basic forms of composition are described and illustrated. Implications of the typology are discussed
typology of composition models for framework for organizing and evaluating and developing constructs and theories in multilevel research, conference presentation, experimental design
Journal of Applied Psychology
American Psychological Association
CHAN, David.(1998). Functional Relations among Constructs in the Same Content Domain at Different Levels of Analysis: A Typology of Composition Models. Journal of Applied Psychology, 83(2), 234-246.
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