The author thanks Michael White and Rebecca Long of Louisiana Tech University and the reviewers for their assistance on this manuscript.
Assessing Organizational Behavior Models: A Comparison of Linear and Nonlinear Methods1
Article first published online: 31 JUL 2006
Journal of Applied Social Psychology
Volume 29, Issue 5, pages 1028–1044, May 1999
How to Cite
Valentine, S. (1999), Assessing Organizational Behavior Models: A Comparison of Linear and Nonlinear Methods. Journal of Applied Social Psychology, 29: 1028–1044. doi: 10.1111/j.1559-1816.1999.tb00138.x
- Issue published online: 31 JUL 2006
- Article first published online: 31 JUL 2006
This study highlights the use of nonlinear statistic techniques in a behavioral model that incorporates dispositional and situational variables. When ordinary least squares and log-linear/logit results were compared, various unique associations were found between job satisfaction, job complexity, locus of control, and the number of available benefits. Overall, the findings prove that more nonlinear modeling is needed in the behavioral sciences.