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Lisa Lambert, Professor & Chair, Oklahoma State University

Construct Development and Validation in Three Practical Steps: Recommendations

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Construct Development and Validation in Three Practical Steps: Recommendations

This review focuses on contemporary best practice for developing and validating measures of constructs in the organizational sciences. The three basic steps in scale development are: (a) construct definition, (b) choosing operationalizations that match the construct definition, and (c) obtaining empirical evidence to confirm construct validity. While summarizing this 3-step process [i.e., Define-Operationalize-Confirm], I address many issues in establishing construct validity and provide a checklist for journal reviewers and authors when evaluating the validity of measures used in organizational research. Among other points, I pay special attention to construct conceptualization, acknowledging existing constructs, improving existing measures, multidimensional constructs, macro-level constructs, and the need for independent samples to confirm construct validity and measurement equivalence across subpopulations. 



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Lisa Schurer Lambert, Professor and William S. SpearsChair of Business, Spears School of Business, Oklahoma State University
W January 26, 2022 (1:30pm-3:00pm)

Dr. Lambert is a Professor and William S. Spears Chair of Business at the Spears School at Oklahoma State University. She earned her undergraduate degree and her Master of Management from Northwestern University, and her Ph.D. from the University of North Carolina. Dr. Lambert's scholarship has focused on the employment relationship, leadership, psychological contracts, person-environment fit theory, and research methods and has been published in premier journals.Sheregularly presents at national and international conferences, and is a frequent CARMA instructor. Dr. Lambert served for ten years on the Executive Committee for the Research Methods Division of AOM including serving as Chair of the Division. In addition to serving as a Co-Editor of Organizational Research Methods, she has served on the editorial boards for the Academy of Management Journal, Journal of Management, Journal of Applied Psychology, Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, and the Journal of Business and Psychology. Dr. Lambert is currently serving as President of the Southern Management Association.



Wednesday, Jan. 26, 2022 from 1:30 p.m. to 3 p.m.
Speaker(s): Lisa Lambert, Professor & Chair
Sponsored by: ORBH Distinguished Speaker Series
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