MBA Data Set from Edwards (1994)


A real data set to illustrate single-index response surface models. Among a group of MBA students, job satisfaction is highest when preference for various kinds of work matches the extent to which they actually engage in those kinds of work.




A matrix containing 172 rows (observations) and 9 columns (variables):

PCPRE preferences (PRE) for 'planning and coordinating' (PC) kind of work
DMPRE preferences (PRE) for 'decision making' (DM) kind of work
EIPRE preferences (PRE) for 'exchanging information' (EI) kind of work
MRPRE preferences (PRE) for 'motivating and rewarding others' (MR) kind of work
PCACT actual engagement (ACT) in 'planning and coordinating' (PC) kind of work
DMACT actual engagement (ACT) in 'decision making' (DM) kind of work
EIACT actual engagement (ACT) in 'exchanging information' (EI) kind of work
MRACT actual engagement (ACT) in 'motivating and rewarding others' (MR) kind of work
AVGSAT4 a measure of job satisfaction


Edwards JR (1994), "The study of congruence in organizational behavior research: Critique and a proposed alternative," Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, 58, pp. 51-100 (erratum, 58, pp. 323-325).

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