Journal of Theory Construction and Testing

Journal of Theory Construction and Testing is a magazine specializing in Science topics.

Articles from Vol. 3, No. 1, Spring

Bootstrap Methodology in Validating Accuracy of Cognitive Representations of Hypertension Scales
Abstract: Clinical research may not meet the criteria for the canons of classical statistical methods which demand that samples should be random and large, and assume a uni-modal and symmetrical distribution. Alternately, bootstrap methodology is a statistical...
Job Stress and Burnout: The Mediational Effect of Spiritual Well-Being and Hardiness among Nurses
Abstract: The purpose of this study was to confirm the mediational effect of spiritual well-being and hardiness on job stress and burnout among nurses. A theoretical model based on Selyes stress theory and Neuman Systems Model was empirically tested...
Models Theoretically and Statistically in Scientific Advancement
When Newton constructed his three laws of motion, he used geometry as a model of theory construction. As astronomers studied the universe beyond the earth, they noted the position, dimension distribution, motion, composition and evolution of phenomena,...
Observations on the Usefulness of Null Hypothesis Testing
Abstract: Nursing has long relied on classical null hypothesis significance testing in establishing effects within the broad enterprise of theory testing. The usefulness of significance testing has been debated throughout its history and the debate has...
Toward a Theory of Adolescent Loneliness
Abstract: Adolescence, the period from childhood to adulthood is a difficult transition stage in human development. In this article, loneliness is distinguished from the related consepts of solitude and being alone. A theoretical model of adolescent...