Covariance structure modeling in organizational research: Problems with the method versus applications of the method
Article first published online: 21 NOV 2006
Copyright © 1995 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.
Journal of Organizational Behavior
Volume 16, Issue 3, pages 225–233, May 1995
How to Cite
Williams, L. J. (1995), Covariance structure modeling in organizational research: Problems with the method versus applications of the method. J. Organiz. Behav., 16: 225–233. doi: 10.1002/job.4030160305
- Issue published online: 21 NOV 2006
- Article first published online: 21 NOV 2006
- Manuscript Received: 5 DEC 1994
Brannick (1995) offers several criticisms of how covariance structure analysis techniques (CSA—also known as causal modeling methods) are being used by organizational researchers, as well as some suggestions for improving organizational research. This article responds to some of the issues raised by Brannick (1995), points out areas of agreement and disagreement, and offers some reactions to his suggestions for how future use of CSA methods can be improved.