Title

Functional Relations among Constructs in the Same Content Domain at Different Levels of Analysis: A Typology of Composition Models

Publication Type

Journal Article

Publication Date

4-1998

Abstract

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, & 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

Keywords

typology of composition models for framework for organizing and evaluating and developing constructs and theories in multilevel research, conference presentation, experimental design

Discipline

Developmental Psychology

Research Areas

Psychology

Publication

Journal of Applied Psychology

Volume

83

Issue

2

First Page

234

Last Page

246

ISSN

0021-9010

Identifier

10.1037/0021-9010.83.2.234

Publisher

American Psychological Association

Additional URL

http://dx.doi.org/10.1037/0021-9010.83.2.234

Comments

An earlier version of this article was presented at the Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management, 1997, Aug, Boston, MA, US

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