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Content Validity of Measures of Abstract Constructs in Management and Organizational Research

Journal Article


Abstract


  • It is argued that construct validity is content validity and that prior content validity is necessary for predictive validity. Too many measures of abstract (multicomponential) constructs in management and organizational research exhibit poor content validity or else lose much of their content validity following unnecessary statistical 'purification' to select items. The measures produce misleading empirical results and can lead to erroneous acceptance or rejection of hypotheses or entire theories. Both problems ÃÂâÃÂÃÂÃÂàinadequate content validation and unnecessary statistical purification ÃÂâÃÂÃÂÃÂàare illustrated here for two new measures of the construct of 'export coordination'

Publication Date


  • 2008

Citation


  • Rossiter, J. R. (2008). Content Validity of Measures of Abstract Constructs in Management and Organizational Research. British Journal of Management, 19 (4), 380-388.

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-55949094411

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/commpapers/1142

Has Global Citation Frequency


Number Of Pages


  • 8

Start Page


  • 380

End Page


  • 388

Volume


  • 19

Issue


  • 4

Abstract


  • It is argued that construct validity is content validity and that prior content validity is necessary for predictive validity. Too many measures of abstract (multicomponential) constructs in management and organizational research exhibit poor content validity or else lose much of their content validity following unnecessary statistical 'purification' to select items. The measures produce misleading empirical results and can lead to erroneous acceptance or rejection of hypotheses or entire theories. Both problems ÃÂâÃÂÃÂÃÂàinadequate content validation and unnecessary statistical purification ÃÂâÃÂÃÂÃÂàare illustrated here for two new measures of the construct of 'export coordination'

Publication Date


  • 2008

Citation


  • Rossiter, J. R. (2008). Content Validity of Measures of Abstract Constructs in Management and Organizational Research. British Journal of Management, 19 (4), 380-388.

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-55949094411

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/commpapers/1142

Has Global Citation Frequency


Number Of Pages


  • 8

Start Page


  • 380

End Page


  • 388

Volume


  • 19

Issue


  • 4