Understanding Self-Report Bias in Organizational Behavior Research

  title={Understanding Self-Report Bias in Organizational Behavior Research},
  author={Stewart I. Donaldson and Elisa J. Grant-Vallone},
  journal={Journal of Business and Psychology},
Self-report and mono-method bias often threaten the validity of research conducted in business settings and thus hinder the development of theories of organizational behavior. This paper outlines a conceptual framework for understanding factors that influence the motivation of an employee to bias his or her responses to questions posed by organizational researchers. Using a longitudinal, multitrait-multimethod dataset, we illustrate various aspects of the problem and argue that traditional… Expand

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