This comprehensive Second Edition offers readers a complete guide to carrying out research projects involving structural equation modeling (SEM). Updated to include extensive analysis of AMOS' graphical interface, a new chapter on latent curve models and detailed explanations of the structural equation modeling process, this Second Edition is the ideal guide for those new to the field. The book includes: •Learning objectives, key concepts and questions for further discussion in each chapter •Helpful diagrams and screenshots to expand on concepts covered in the texts •Real life examples from a variety of disciplines to show hoe SEM is applied in real research contexts •Exercises for each chapter on an accompanying companion website •A new glossary at the end of book Assuming no previous experience of the subject, and a minimum of mathematical knowledge, this is the ideal guide for those new to SEM and an invaluable companion for students taking introductory SEM courses in any discipline.

Structural Equation Modeling with AMOS

In this chapter you are led through the various steps of structural equation modeling. On the way you will meet several problems that are connected with SEM.

Among the questions you will have to answer are: ‘Are there enough data to estimate the model?’ ‘Which estimation method shall I use?’ ‘How do I get the computer to do what I want it to do?’ ‘How shall I react to error messages?’ ‘How do I interpret the computer output?’

As a soft introduction to AMOS, you will learn how to program a traditional multiple regression model and how to interpret the output from such an analysis.

All through the chapter a number of concepts, which will be used in the remainder of ...

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