Cognitive absorption (CA) has been widely used in research since its inception in 2000. However, conflicting findings regarding its relationships with other constructs, and nuanced interpretations of flow theory present challenges for the research involving CA. We present our ongoing literature review, which aims to examine the multidimensional structure of CA and its relationships with other constructs in its nomological network by conducting a meta-analysis. Our preliminary results indicate that researchers’ modifications of the measurement model of CA follow a pattern, suggesting possible theory-building activities. Empirical data also indicates two dimensions with relatively weaker correlations, providing nuanced insights into the CA construct. In this literature review protocol, we discuss our methodology, preliminary findings, and implications for research and future steps.