ISSN 1671-3710
CN 11-4766/R

›› 2012, Vol. 20 ›› Issue (6): 825-833.

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The Quadratic Polynomial Regression with Response Surface Analysis and Its Use in Person-Environment Fit Research

ZHANG Shan-Shan;ZHANG Jian-Xin;ZHOU Ming-Jie   

  1. (1Key Laboratory of Mental Health, Institute of Psychology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100101, China)
    (2 Graduate school, the Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100039, China)
  • Received:2011-07-19 Revised:1900-01-01 Online:2012-06-15 Published:2012-06-15
  • Contact: ZHANG Jian-Xin

Abstract: Quadratic polynomial regression with response surface analysis is a methodology and statistical approach that has become increasingly popular in Industrial and Organizational Psychology, and it originated in the person-environment fit research. The approach is an indirect measurement of person- environment fit, it allows researchers to study the best match between person and environment and the relations with outcomes, and further examination and interpretation in the three-dimensional space. First of all, this article presented the numerous substantive and methodological problems of traditional methods (i.e., difference scores); secondly, we elaborated the emergence and development, logical thinking, methods and process of statistical analysis, and also gave an example to show how to conduct this approach and analyzed the results; Finally, we summarized the advantages and disadvantages of quadratic polynomial regression with response surface analysis.

Key words: quadratic polynomial regression, response surface analysis, person-environment fit, difference scores