Longitudinal Structural Equation Modeling

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Guilford Press, Feb 26, 2013 - Psychology - 386 pages
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Featuring actual datasets as illustrative examples, this book reveals numerous ways to apply structural equation modeling (SEM) to any repeated-measures study. Initial chapters lay the groundwork for modeling a longitudinal change process, from measurement, design, and specification issues to model evaluation and interpretation. Covering both big-picture ideas and technical "how-to-do-it" details, the author deftly walks through when and how to use longitudinal confirmatory factor analysis, longitudinal panel models (including the multiple-group case), multilevel models, growth curve models, and complex factor models, as well as models for mediation and moderation. User-friendly features include equation boxes that clearly explain the elements in every equation, end-of-chapter glossaries, and annotated suggestions for further reading. The companion website (www.guilford.com/little-materials) provides datasets for all of the examples--which include studies of bullying, adolescent students' emotions, and healthy aging--with syntax and output from LISREL, Mplus, and R (lavaan).
 

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Contents

1 Overview and Foundations of Structural Equation Modeling
1
2 Design Issues in Longitudinal Studies
37
3 The Measurement Model
71
4 Model Fit Sample Size and Power
106
5 The Longitudinal CFA Model
137
6 Specifying and Interpreting a Longitudinal Panel Model
180
7 MultipleGroup Models
209
8 Multilevel Growth Curves and Multilevel SEM
246
9 Mediation and Moderation
286
Complex Construct Representations and Decompositions
325
References
355
Author Index
367
Subject Index
371
About the Author
386
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Todd D. Little, PhD, is Professor of Educational Psychology and Leadership at Texas Tech University and founding Director of the Texas Tech University Institute for Measurement, Methodology, Analysis, and Policy. Dr. Little is a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science; the American Psychological Association (APA) Divisions 5, 7, and 15; and the Association for Psychological Science. He is past president of APA Division 5 (Evaluation, Measurement, and Statistics). Dr. Little organizes and teaches in his renowned "Stats Camp" each June. Partly because of the impact and importance of Stats Camp, Dr. Little was awarded the Cohen Award from APA Division 5 for Distinguished Contributions to Teaching and Mentoring.

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