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    Unobtrusive measurement of psychological constructs in organizational research

    Hill, Aaron D. and White, Margaret A. and Wallace, J. Craig (2014) Unobtrusive measurement of psychological constructs in organizational research. Organizational Psychology Review, 4 (2). pp. 148-174. ISSN 2041-3866

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    Measurement in organizational psychology is dominated by the use of approaches that require the cooperation of a respondent—namely, questionnaires and interviews. The goal of this article is to increase and improve the use of unobtrusivemeasures as a supplementalmeans toassess psychological constructs in organizational research. Specifically, we first illustrate themerit and necessity of utilizing unobtrusive measures. Next, we review the literature employing unobtrusive measures to assess psychological constructs and then discuss threats to validity associated with these approaches. Finally, we offer recommendations to enhance the effectiveness of unobtrusive measures in future research.

    Item Type: Article
    Keywords: Cognition/perception; personality and individual difference; statistics/methods;
    Academic Unit: Faculty of Social Sciences > School of Business
    Item ID: 11278
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    Depositing User: Margaret White
    Date Deposited: 14 Oct 2019 16:23
    Journal or Publication Title: Organizational Psychology Review
    Publisher: Sage Publications
    Refereed: Yes
    Use Licence: This item is available under a Creative Commons Attribution Non Commercial Share Alike Licence (CC BY-NC-SA). Details of this licence are available here

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