publication . Article . Other literature type . 2005

Using Parcels to Convert Path Analysis Models Into Latent Variable Models.

Donna Coffman;
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  • Published: 01 Apr 2005 Journal: Multivariate Behavioral Research, volume 40, pages 235-259 (issn: 0027-3171, eissn: 1532-7906, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Informa UK Limited
Abstract
The biasing effects of measurement error in path analysis models can be overcome by the use of latent variable models. In cases where path analysis is used in practice, it is often possible to use parcels as indicators of a latent variable. The purpose of the current study was to compare latent variable models in which parcels were used as indicators of the latent variables, path analysis models of the aggregated variables, and models in which reliability estimates were used to correct for measurement error in path analysis models. Results showed that point estimates of path coefficients were smallest for the path analysis models and largest for the latent varia...
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free text keywords: Statistics and Probability, Experimental and Cognitive Psychology, Arts and Humanities (miscellaneous), General Medicine
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