Journal article

Wearable Bluetooth sensors for capturing relational variables and temporal variability in relationships: A construct validation study

JG Matusik, R Heidl, JR Hollenbeck, A Yu, HW Lee, M Howe

Journal of Applied Psychology | American Psychological Association | Published : 2019


The advent of wearable sensor technologies has the potential to transform organizational research by offering the unprecedented opportunity to collect continuous, objective, highly granular data over extended time periods. Recent evidence has demonstrated the potential utility of Bluetooth-enabled sensors, specifically, in identifying emergent networks via colocation signals in highly controlled contexts with known distances and groups. Although there is proof of concept that wearable Bluetooth sensors may be able to contribute to organizational research in highly controlled contexts, to date there has been no explicit psychometric construct validation effort dedicated to these sensors in fi..

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Awarded by National Science Foundation

Funding Acknowledgements

We thank Thomas Glasmacher, Jessica DeCarlo, Roger Calantone, Daniel Chaffin, and Clay Voohees for all of their help facilitating our work. This research was funded with a grant provided by the National Science Foundation (1231154) titled "Formal and Informal Boundary Spanning in Multiteam Systems: An Examination of Triadic Influences on Knowledge Generation and Innovation in Scientific Teams." Prior to acceptance for publication, the data and results presented herein have been informally disseminated, in all or part, at the following locations: Syracuse University, February, 2013; Wayne State University, March, 2014; University of South Carolina, March, 2014; University of Florida, November, 2014; Center for Advanced Research Methods and Analysis, February, 2015; University of Washington, May, 2015; University of Cincinnati, February, 2016; Stanford University, February 2016; Georgetown University, April, 2016; University of Kansas, February, 2017; Academy of Management Conference, August, 2017; Norwegian Defense Institute, April, 2018; BI Norwegian Business School, April 2018.