Latent growth curve modeling (LGM) is an indispensable and increasingly ubiquitous approach for modeling longitudinal data. This book introduces LGMtechniques to researchers, provides easy-to-follow, didactic examples of several common growth modeling approaches and highlights recent advancements regarding the treatment of missing data, parameter estimation, and model fit.

Relationships Between LGM and Multilevel Modeling

A powerful alternative to LGM for modeling longitudinal data is multilevel modeling (MLM; Bryk & Raudenbush, 1987, 1992; Goldstein, 1995; Hox, 2002;Kreft & de Leeuw, 1998; Raudenbush & Bryk, 2002). Multilevel models, also known as hierarchical linear models (HLMs; Bryk& ...

  • Loading...
locked icon

Sign in to access this content

Get a 30 day FREE TRIAL

  • Watch videos from a variety of sources bringing classroom topics to life
  • Read modern, diverse business cases
  • Explore hundreds of books and reference titles