A Statistical Rationale for Relating Situational Attributes and Individual Differences.
TEXAS CHRISTIAN UNIV FORT WORTH INST OF BEHAVIORAL RESEARCH
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Statistical rationale is presented for relating specific situational variables e.g., technological complexity to individual difference variables, or person variables e.g., environmental perceptions attitudes. A disaggregation procedure is described wherein unstandardizedstandardized regression weights are determined for the regression of a person variable on one or more situational variables. The results of the procedure provide opportunities to ascertain a the degree to which variation among individuals on a person variable is associated with situational differences, and b the degree to which a situational variable accounts for the total possible variation in the person variable that is associated with situational differences. An important difference between unstandardized and standardized regression weights is noted, and an empirical illustration is presented. Author
- Statistics and Probability