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Chapter 4: Method Section

Research Design

The data were collected in the fall semester of 2004. The research project was

designed to minimize potential common method bias caused by collecting data from a

single source. Specifically, responses were collected from students enrolled in four core

part-time MBA classes at a large Mid-Atlantic public university as well as from their

coworkers and supervisors. First, focal employees (i.e., part-time MBAs) were asked to

provide their ratings of their organization’s culture, role perceptions, self-monitoring, fit,

and culture strength. In addition, students solicited the participation of their coworkers

and supervisors to respond to surveys regarding organizational culture (coworkers) and

the focal MBA students’ behaviors (coworkers and supervisors). In exchange, students

received a detailed developmental feedback report regarding their teamwork and

leadership capabilities.

The surveys were collected electronically, by sending emails directing the

students and their colleagues to websites containing the respective surveys. The

participants had unique user names and passwords known only by them individually and

by the student investigator. This ensured the confidentiality of the survey collection

process. Moreover, only aggregate scores were used for the coworker/supervisor-based

portion of the student feedback in order to guarantee that their individual responses

would remain anonymous and confidential.

Sample

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