Testing Structural Equation Models

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Kenneth A. Bollen, J. Scott Long
SAGE, Feb 1, 1993 - Social Science - 320 pages
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What is the role of fit measures when respecifying a model? Should the means of the sampling distributions of a fit index be unrelated to the size of the sample? Is it better to estimate the statistical power of the chi-square test than to turn to fit indices? Exploring these and related questions, well-known scholars examine the methods of testing structural equation models (SEMS) with and without measurement error, as estimated by such programs as EQS, LISREL and CALIS.
  

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Contents

Introduction
1
Multifaceted Conceptions of Fit in Structural
10
Monte Carlo Evaluations of Goodness of Fit Indices
40
Some Specification Tests for
66
Bootstrapping GoodnessofFtt Measures
111
Alternative Ways of Assessing Model
136
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KENNETH A. BOLLEN, PhD, is Henry Rudolph Immerwahr Distinguished Professor of Sociology, Director of the Odum Institute for Research in Social Science, and an Adjunct Professor of Statistics at The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He is the author of two books, including Structural Equations with Latent Variables (Wiley), and more than 100 scholarly papers.

PATRICK J. CURRAN, PhD, is Associate Professor of Psychology in the L. L. Thurstone Psychometric Laboratory at The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He has made contributions to the development and application of new quantitative methodologies in the social sciences through his integrated program of research, writing, and teaching.

Scott Long is Distinguished Professor and Chancellor's Professor of Sociology and Statistics at Indiana University, Bloomington. He teaches quantitative methods both at Indiana University and at the ICSPR Summer Program. His earlier research examined gender differences in the scientific career. In recent years, he has collaborated with Eliza Pavalko, Bernice Pescsolido, John Bancroft, Julia Heiman and others in studies of health and aging, stigma and mental health, and human sexuality.

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