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Structural Equation Modeling in Practice: A Review and Recommended Two-Step Approach

Structural Equation Modeling in Practice: A Review and Recommended Two-Step Approach In this article, weprovide guidance for substantive researchers on the use of structural equation modeling inpractice for theory testing and development. We present a comprehensive, two-step modelingapproach that employs a series of nested models and sequential chi-square differencetests. We discuss the comparative advantages of this approach over a one-step approach.Considerations in specification, assessment of fit, and respecification of measurementmodels using confirmatory factor analysis are reviewed. As background to the two-stepapproach, the distinction between exploratory and confirmatory analysis, the distinctionbetween complementary approaches for theory testing versus predictive application, andsome developments in estimation methods also are discussed. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Psychological Bulletin American Psychological Association

Structural Equation Modeling in Practice: A Review and Recommended Two-Step Approach

Psychological Bulletin , Volume 103 (3): 13 – May 1, 1988

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Publisher
American Psychological Association
Copyright
Copyright © 1988 American Psychological Association
ISSN
0033-2909
eISSN
1939-1455
DOI
10.1037/0033-2909.103.3.411
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Abstract

In this article, weprovide guidance for substantive researchers on the use of structural equation modeling inpractice for theory testing and development. We present a comprehensive, two-step modelingapproach that employs a series of nested models and sequential chi-square differencetests. We discuss the comparative advantages of this approach over a one-step approach.Considerations in specification, assessment of fit, and respecification of measurementmodels using confirmatory factor analysis are reviewed. As background to the two-stepapproach, the distinction between exploratory and confirmatory analysis, the distinctionbetween complementary approaches for theory testing versus predictive application, andsome developments in estimation methods also are discussed.

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Psychological BulletinAmerican Psychological Association

Published: May 1, 1988

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