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nomology

the study of laws - as much those of physics as legal science - or legislations.
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Expanding the nomological network, an affective commitment was positively correlated to the six ECI factors.
However, this fact does not make it impossible to verify the Brand Resonance Models' nomological validity, since judgment is a predecessor of brand resonance, just as feeling is also a brands' resonance predecessor.
Although performance merely serves to round out the model and to clarify the positioning of the model within the nomological network of sales management research, future research is needed to confirm the results with an objective measure of job performance.
The turnover intentions scale is associated with constructs that are close in the nomological net (i.e, affect & job satisfaction) and not significantly associated with constructs that are more distally located (i.e., job performance).
Then, we conceptualize the proposed model for measuring the lovemark concept and describe the process followed to ensure the theoretical and nomological validity of the proposed measure; third, we explain the research methodology; fourth, we present and discuss results and finally, we conclude with theoretical and managerial implications, limitations and suggestions for further research.
For nomological validity, all correlations among constructs are meaningful and significant.
Future research could also focus on the investigation of these relationships in other occupational groups and on the search for other variables that predict flourishing at work (such as family demands) in order to deepen the understanding of the nomological network that encompasses this construct.
Roughly: the theory postulates that proteins have "parts" that may be in different "conformational states" which modify their "affinity" for different substances, obeying certain nomological connections that imply the observed patterns of activity.
However, from a radical behaviorist standpoint there is at least one mental concept that holds a relevant role in our nomological explanations of behavior: the concept of thought (covert events occurring "under the skin") (Skinner, 1974).
The author also focused on decision-making processes (rationales) and the motivation of each actor (nomological issues) in selecting a framework.
It is not clear why the editors decided to use this umbrella term instead of the term of a nomological network.