Identifying criterion-related patterns of predictor scores using multiple regression

Mark L. Davison, Ernest C. Davenport

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Along with examples involving vocational interests and mathematics achievement, the authors describe a multiple regression based, pattern recognition procedure that can be used to identify a pattern of predictor scores associated with high scores on a criterion variable. This pattern is called the criterion pattern. After the criterion pattern has been identified, a second regression procedure can be used to estimate the proportion of variation attributable to the criterion pattern. Cross-validation can then be used to estimate the variation attributable to a criterion pattern derived from regression weights estimated in another sample. Finally, issues of criterion pattern invariance and interpretation are discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)468-484
Number of pages17
JournalPsychological Methods
Issue number4
StatePublished - 2002


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