Principles and Practice of Structural Equation Modeling

Principles and Practice of Structural Equation Modeling

Principles and Practice of Structural Equation Modeling

Principles and Practice of Structural Equation Modeling

Synopsis

The revised guide to the application, interpretation, and pitfalls of structural equation modeling (SEM) features new sections on statistical concepts, nonrecursive models of multiple-sample SEM, and extensive explanations of latent growth models.

Excerpt

This book is intended to serve as a guide to the principles, assump
tions, strengths, limitations, and application of structural equation mod
eling (SEM) for researchers and students who do not have extensive
quantitative backgrounds. Some familiarity with basic concepts such
as correlation is assumed, but higher levels of statistical knowledge
are not required before reading this book. Accordingly, the presenta
tion is conceptually rather than mathematically oriented, the use of for
mulas and symbols is kept to a minimum, and many examples are
offered of the application of SEM to a wide variety of research prob
lems in psychology, education, and health sciences, among other
areas. This book also has a home page on the Internet. From the
home page, readers can freely access support materials for this book,
including data and program syntax files for many of the research
examples, resources for instructors and students, and links to related
Web pages. It is hoped that readers who complete this book will have
acquired the skills necessary to begin to use SEM in their own
research in a reasoned, disciplined way.

1.1 PLAN OF THE BOOK

The topic of SEM is very broad and every aspect of it cannot be covered comprehensively in a single volume. With this reality in mind, the main goals of this book are to introduce the fundamental concepts that underlie most facets of SEM and some more advanced techniques that

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