OPTION #1: Theory Building and Theory Testing: A Theory at The Individual Level
We are all theorists. That is, we build theories every day. However, a theory that is not tested is a stereotype. Practitioners and researchers of organizational behavior create and apply theories at one of three levels of analysis. That is, practitioners and researchers create and apply theories at the individual level, at the group level and at the organizational level.
Using Appendix As Exhibit A1A: A Model Depicting the Scientific Method, and drawing on your personal observations, create a theory that can be used to explain and predict behaviors at the individual level. Fully explain the theorys constructs, propositions, and boundaries.
Using Appendix As Exhibit A2A: A Model of the Empirical Research Process, create a means to test the theory. State the studys research question(s), hypothesis/hypotheses, research design, and variables used. Tell how the hypothesis/hypotheses would be tested.
Exhibit A1A and A2A link:
https://openstax.org/books/organizational-behavior…Requirements: Your submission should be 4-6-pages in length (not including title or reference pages) and be formatted according the CSU Global Writing Centers APA resources (Links to an external site.). Be sure to discuss and reference concepts taken from the course reading material and relevant research. You must include a minimum of four credible, academic or professional references including the text or other course materials if used as a resource. The CSU Global Library (Links to an external site.) is a good place to find these references.