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Advances in Psychological Science    2019, Vol. 27 Issue (4) : 600-610     DOI: 10.3724/SP.J.1042.2019.00600
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Application of longitudinal study in organizational behavior research
XU Yan,LI Chaoping()
School of Public Administration and Policy, Renmin University of China, Beijing 100872, China
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Longitudinal study is a research method that introduces time-lag to explore changing trends of variables and causality between variables. In organizational behavior (OB) research, scholars have become increasingly interested in longitudinal study. While the number of OB research adopting this method is rising, a comprehensive and correct understanding is not available so far in China. Longitudinal study can be categorized according to the time-lag, different types correspond to different sample size, survey and statistical analysis methods. Further research could be extended on the team and leadership, organizational culture and change, and employee motivation. Future research should pay more attention to the achievement of cross-culture design.

Keywords longitudinal study      empirical sampling method      latent growth curve model      latent change score model      cross-lagged model     
ZTFLH:  B841  
  B849:C93  
Corresponding Authors: Chaoping LI     E-mail: lichaoping@ruc.edu.cn
Issue Date: 22 February 2019
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Yan XU,Chaoping LI. Application of longitudinal study in organizational behavior research[J]. Advances in Psychological Science, 2019, 27(4): 600-610.
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