Latent transition analysis in organizational psychology : A simplified “how to” guide by using an applied example




Faculty/Professorship: Work and Organisational Psychology  
Author(s): Zyberaj, Jetmir  ; Bakaç, Cafer; Seibel, Sebastian 
Publisher Information: Bamberg : Otto-Friedrich-Universität
Year of publication: 2022
Pages: 14
Source/Other editions: Frontiers in Psychology, 13 (2022), 22 S. - ISSN: 1664-1078
is version of: 10.3389/fpsyg.2022.977378
Year of first publication: 2022
Language(s): English
Licence: Creative Commons - CC BY - Attribution 4.0 International 
URN: urn:nbn:de:bvb:473-irb-566434
Abstract: 
Demands for more robust designs in organizational research have led to a steady increase in the number of longitudinal studies in organizational psychology (OP) journals. Similarly, the number and ways to analyze longitudinal data have also increased. In this paper, we adopt a relatively new and promising approach to help researchers analyze their longitudinal data in OP, namely latent transition analysis (LTA). We present a simplified guideline on LTA and discuss its role for OP researchers. Moreover, we demonstrate how organizational scholars can use this method with a practical example. In this example, we investigate (a) if there are qualitatively distinct subgroups of employees based on particular patterns of psychological capital (PsyCap) dimensions (i.e., efficacy, hope, resilience, and optimism), (b) if employees stay in these subgroups or transition to other groups over time, and finally, (c) if leader-member exchange (LMX) is associated with this transition. We use LTA to examine these steps in a German sample (N = 180).
GND Keywords: Organisationspsychologie
Keywords: latent transition analysis, person-centered approaches, “how to” guide, psychological capital, leader-member exchange
DDC Classification: 150 Psychology  
RVK Classification: CW 4500   
Type: Article
URI: https://fis.uni-bamberg.de/handle/uniba/56643
Release Date: 9. December 2022

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