publication . Article . Other literature type . 1988

STRUCTURAL EQUATION MODELING IN PRACTICE: A REVIEW AND RECOMMENDED TWO-STEP APPROACH

Anderson, James C.; Gerbing, David W.;
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  • Published: 01 May 1988 Journal: Psychological Bulletin, volume 103, pages 411-423 (issn: 0033-2909, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: American Psychological Association (APA)
Abstract
In this article, we provide guidance for substantive researchers on the use of structural equation modeling in practice for theory testing and development. We present a comprehensive, two-step modeling approach that employs a series of nested models and sequential chi-square difference tests. We discuss the comparative advantages of this approach over a one-step approach. Considerations in specification, assessment of fit, and respecification of measurement models using confirmatory factor analysis are reviewed. As background to the two-step approach, the distinction between exploratory and confirmatory analysis, the distinction between complementary approaches ...
Subjects
free text keywords: History and Philosophy of Science, General Psychology
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