How my colleagues help me achieve happiness, health, and productivity in careers: An 18-week 4-wave dyadic study

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This is quite interesting.

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it is interesting

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Thank you @Atanaska_Donkova. I’m glad you like my paper!

Sounds very interesting!

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Awesome👌 good job!

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Thank you @Kadija_Khatun for your interest in my proposal :slight_smile:

Thank you @Catherine_Vergara! Happy to have you read my proposal!

Interesting and practical research, and the study design is really well thought out. Good luck!

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Looks very interesting. All the best

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Thank you for your comment :smiley: Yes, we indeed put many thoughts in our design as it’s the core of the quality of any study.

The field of organizational behavior mostly applies cross-sectional designs that collect data at one single point in time. However, the cons of this method are that it assumes variables are static, thus not capturing change over time and quite often leading to inaccurate conclusions. Longitudinal designs, by collecting data at multiple measurement times, address this problem, increase confidence in making causality inferences, and therefore, are the design that is highly recommended by many high-quality journals.

The time lag of 6 weeks between each wave is also meaningful as it is long enough for the hypothesized processes to happen but short enough for the relationships not to be inflated by the effects of unexpected life events. We also did lots of research on how to promote longitudinal participation and found out that there is a significantly higher retention rate in longitudinal studies that offer greater rewards for each later wave than studies that offer unchanged incentives. Unlike self-rating longitudinal studies, dyadic ones like our study are likely to experience a much lower retention rate. Thus, receiving funds is extremely crucial to the success of our project.

Wish us all the best :wink:!

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Thank you @Sundus_Noor_Saba. Fingers crossed :crossed_fingers: