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dc.contributor.authorCools, Eva*
dc.contributor.authorArmstrong, Steven John*
dc.contributor.authorVerbrigghe, Jasmijn*
dc.contributor.authorCools, Eva
dc.contributor.authorArmstrong, Steven John
dc.contributor.authorVerbrigghe, Jasmijn
dc.date.accessioned2017-12-02T14:43:04Z
dc.date.available2017-12-02T14:43:04Z
dc.date.issued2014
dc.identifier.doi10.1080/1359432X.2013.788245
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/20.500.12127/4602
dc.description.abstractThis study provides insights and recommendations concerning methodological practices of cognitive style research applied to the field of business and psychology. Based on a carefully designed selection process, 139 style-related articles published between 1986 and 2010 were content-analysed. In terms of research design, we found the field to be dominated by quantitative, cross-sectional, and single-source designs that relied heavily on self-reports, sample surveys, and student samples. While this might indicate a potential vulnerability in terms of internal and external validity, a strong emphasis on construct validity was also found, exemplified by high attention to reliability, and exploratory and confirmatory factor analyses. With regard to construct measurement, although more than 30 different instruments were used, the field was dominated by three of these. Regarding data analysis, traditional approaches have been mainly used and more advanced and novel approaches have not yet permeated through the cognitive style field. Implications and suggestions for future research are offered. This is the first review of methodological practices in cognitive style research and represents an important step in the advancement of the field.
dc.language.isoen
dc.subjectBusiness Psychology
dc.subjectCognitive Styles
dc.subjectMethodological Practices
dc.subjectRelevance
dc.subjectRigour
dc.titleMethodological practices in cognitive style research: Insights and recommendations from the field of business and psychology
dc.identifier.journalEuropean Journal of Work and Organizational Psychology
dc.source.volume23
dc.source.issue4
dc.source.beginpage627
dc.source.endpage641
vlerick.knowledgedomainPeople Management & Leadership
vlerick.typearticleJournal article with impact factor
vlerick.vlerickdepartmentP&O
dc.identifier.vperid115672
dc.identifier.vperid48793
dc.identifier.vperid137309
dc.identifier.vpubid5477


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