Longitudinal Analysis in Occupational Health Psychology: A Review and Tutorial of Three Longitudinal Modeling Techniques

Yihao Liu, Shenjiang Mo, Yifan Song, Mo Wang

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Abstract

There is an increasing call for the collection of longitudinal data and the use of longitudinal analysis in occupational health psychology research. Some useful and popular longitudinal analysis techniques include the cross-lagged model, the latent growth model, and the latent change score model. However, previous reviews and discussions on these modeling techniques are quite generic and often overlook the connections among these techniques. Therefore, in the current article, we first reviewed the three modeling techniques as well as their existing applications in occupational health psychology research. We then present a detailed tutorial regarding how to utilise these techniques to analyze a simulated dataset. Finally, we compare the three techniques and discuss their utility for addressing different research questions in occupational health psychology.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)379-411
Number of pages33
JournalApplied Psychology
Volume65
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 1 2016
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Developmental and Educational Psychology
  • Arts and Humanities (miscellaneous)
  • Applied Psychology

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