Mono-level and Multilevel Mediated Moderation and Moderated Mediation:

Theorization and Test


1. About Mediated Moderation and Moderated Mediation


Researchers are increasingly interested in exploring mediated moderation and moderated mediation models to reveal how underlying mechanisms and contingent factors jointly result in organizational phenomena. However, there have been a number of complexities in terms how to achieve theoretical clarity and conduct statistically appropriate tests for these models at both mono- and multi-levels.  To provide an informative guide for researchers to theorize and test such models, this workshop reviews the organizational and psychological literatures and elaborate probable combined forms of mediation and moderation. We offer solutions to several salient theoretical and statistical issues that may prevent researchers from clearly and accurately examining these models. Specific conceptual and empirical instructions including Mplus syntaxes and R codes on establishing mono-level and multilevel mediated moderation and moderated mediation models are also provided.


2. About the Workshop and Who Should Attend


This workshop is the 3rd annual workshop sponsored by SYSBS and is a part of the School¡¯s annual symposiums and workshops on frontier management theories and methods provided to all Chinese scholars (mainland and overseas) without any registration fee. The methods workshops are featured with applications-oriented lectures focusing on the latest trends in statistical analysis. Led by a two experts in the field, this year¡¯s workshop aims to tutor scholars about the basic concepts, theory-building, and statistical models related to mono-level and multilevel mediated moderation and moderated mediation in the management field. In addition, the instructors will exemplify how to build and test related statistical models with software MPLUS, as well as how to report and interpret related results.


Reminder: Participants should be familiar with related conventional statistical methods, including regression, structure equation modeling, CFA, and HLM. Familiarity with MPLUS would be helpful but is not required. This workshop will be instructed in Chinese.


3. About SYSBS


Established in 1985, Sun Yat-Sen Business School (SYSBS), Guangzhou, China, was the first business school in mainland China instituted by an overseas foundation. As one of the oldest and leading business schools in mainland China, SYSBS has approximately 2,000 undergraduate students, 2,500 master-level graduate students, and 250 PhD students. Its EMBA was ranked #11 worldwide by FT (2012) and Master¡¯s in Management #58 by FT (2012). Its business administration program at all-levels was tied for the second best nationwide awarded in 2013 by the central government.


4. Schedule 


Date£ºJune 9th (Sunday), 2013

Venue: SYSBS, Guangzhou, China



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Welcome remark by Dean of SYSBS



Section 1

1.       Workshop overview

2.       Theory-building for mediated moderation

a.       Type I mediated moderation

b.      Type II mediated moderation


Tea/Coffee Break


Section 2

3.       Testing mono-level Type I mediated moderation

4.       Testing mono-level Type II mediated moderation

5.       Testing multilevel mediation moderation


Lunch Break


Section 3

6.       Theory-building for moderated mediation

a.       Stage I moderated mediation

b.      Stage II moderated mediation

c.       Two-stage moderated mediation


Tea/Coffee Break


Section 4

7.       Testing mono-level moderated mediation

8.       Testing multilevel moderated mediation


Questions and Answers



5. About Instructors

Dr. Mo Wang (ÍôĬ)is a tenured Associated Professor at University of Florida. He is also the Director of Human Resource Research Center at University of Florida. He specializes in research areas of retirement and older worker employment, occupational health psychology, cross-cultural HR management, and advanced quantitative methodologies.  He has received Academy of Management HR Division Scholarly Achievement Award (2008), Careers Division Best Paper Award (2009), and Erasmus Mundus Scholarship for Work, Organizational, and Personnel Psychology (2009) for his research in these areas.  He also received Early Career Contribution/Achievement Awards from American Psychological Association (2013), FABBS (2013), Society for Industrial-Organizational Psychology (2012), Academy of Management¡¯s HR Division (2011) and Research Methods Division (2011), and Society for Occupational Health Psychology (2009). He was the Editor of The Oxford Handbook of Retirement.  He currently serves as an Associate Editor for Journal of Applied Psychology.  He also serves on the Editorial Boards of six other academic journals.  


Dr. Zhen Zhang (ÕÅÕð) is an assistant professor of management in the W. P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University. Dr. Zhang obtained his Ph.D. in Human Resources and Industrial Relations in 2008 from the University of Minnesota. His research focuses on leadership process and leadership development, biological basis of work behavior, the intersection between organizational behavior and entrepreneurship, and advanced research methods. His work has appeared in several leading management journals including Academy of Management Journal, Journal of Applied Psychology, Personnel Psychology, Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, and the Leadership Quarterly. Dr. Zhang also published research methods-oriented papers in Psychological Methods and Organizational Research Methods. One of his papers was the winner of the 2013 Wiley Award for Excellence in Survey Research of the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology.  Dr. Zhang is on the editorial review board of Journal of Applied Psychology, Journal of Organizational Behavior and the Leadership Quarterly. He currently serves as a guest editor for a special issue in Applied Psychology: An International Review on ¡°Biological Factors in Organizational Behavior and I/O Psychology.¡±


6. Registration


The workshop is free for all Chinese (mainland and overseas) faculty members and doctoral students. Due to limited space, nevertheless, we encourage early application and pre-registration. The registration will be on a first-come-first-serve basis. The participants can also choose a buffet lunch prepared by SYSBS at a cost of 25 RMB. Please contact Ms. Fei Wei at [log in to unmask]  to register for the workshop and send out the registration request with the following form attached by May 20, 2013.


Readings: A set of readings to complement the lectures will be available on a secured website for registered participants to download. Please read them before the workshop to get most out of lectures. The link of the website will be provided to you later. 





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