Meta-Analysis

Meta-Analysis in Vocational Behavior: A Systematic Review and Recommendations for Best Practices

In this manuscript, we systematically reviewed and synthesized the entire corpus of meta-analytic articles that have ever been published in the Journal of Vocational Behavior (JVB). The two overarching research questions that guided our review are, “How are meta-analyses published in JVB ‘done’?,” and “Do meta-analyses published in JVB conform to ‘best practices’?”

Commuting Stress: A Systematic Review & Meta-Analysis

Commuting is a nearly ubiquitous source of stress for employees. In this project, we aim to systematically review and quantitatively synthesize the literature on commuting stress

Cross-Temporal Meta-Analysis: A Conceptual and Empirical Critique

The proper estimation of age, period, and cohort (APC) effects is a pervasive concern for thestudy of a variety of psychological and social phenomena, inside and outside of organizations.

Feedback Environment Meta-Analysis

Feedback environment describes the feedback process within organizations. We are conducting a pre-registered meta-analysis of the feedback environment literature.

Job Crafting Meta-Analysis

Job crafting involves employees actively changing the cognitive, task, and/or relational boundaries of their jobs (Wrzesniewski & Dutton, 2001). Another definition of job crafting, based on the job demands-resources model, suggests that employees craft their jobs by increasing social job resources, increasing structural job resources, increasing challenging job demands, and decreasing hindering job demands (Tims & Bakker, 2010).

Occupational Future Time Perspective (FTP) Meta-Analysis

The employment context is changing. These developments require employees to have a more long-term focus and to anticipate their occupational future.

Thriving at Work: A Meta-Analysis

Thriving at work refers to a positive psychological state characterized by a joint sense of vitality and learning.

Thriving at Work: A Meta‐Analysis

Thriving at work is defined as a psychological state in which people experience a joint sense of vitality and learning in the workplace.

Age and Career Commitment: Meta-Analytic Tests of Competing Linear Versus Curvilinear Relationships

Career commitment refers to individuals' dedication to their career, profession, or occupation, and has been studied for nearly four decades.

CTMA Critique

The proper estimation of age, period, and cohort (APC) effects is a pervasive concern for the study of a variety of psychological and social phenomena, inside and outside of organizations. One analytic technique that has been used to estimate APC effects is cross-temporal meta- analysis (CTMA). While CTMA has some appealing qualities (e.g., ease of interpretability), it has also been criticized on theoretical and methodological grounds. Furthermore, CTMA makes strong assumptions about the nature and operation of cohort effects relative to age and period effects that have not been empirically tested. Accordingly, the goal of this paper was to explore CTMA, its history, and these assumptions. Using a Monte Carlo study, we demonstrate that in many cases, cohort effects are misestimated (i.e., systematically over- or underestimated) by CTMA. This work provides further evidence that APC effects pose intractable problems for research questions where APC effects are of interest.