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Structural Equation Modeling for Social and Personality Psychology

Structural Equation Modeling for Social and Personality Psychology

Research Methods

March 2011 | 120 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd

This volume offers a nontechnical presentation of structural equation modeling with an emphasis on applications in the fields of social and personality psychology.

The presentation begins with a discussion of the relationship between structural equation modeling and statistical strategies widely used in social and personality psychology, such as analysis of variance, multiple regression analysis, and factor analysis. This introduction is followed by a nontechnical presentation of the terminology, notation, and steps followed in a typical application of structural equation modeling. The remainder of the volume offers a practically-oriented presentation of specific applications using examples typical of social and personality psychology, and advice for dealing with relevant issues such as missing data, choice of software, and best practices for interpreting and reporting results.

This text will be perfect for all advanced students and researchers in social and personality psychology using structural equation modeling as part of their studies or research.


Model Specification
Estimation and Fit
Modification, Presentation and Interpretation
Modeling Possibilities and Practicalities

The book is goof for new leaner s of SEM

Dr Muhammet Mustafa Alpaslan
Education, Mugla Sitki Kocman Universitesi
April 23, 2018

This was a good book, and the students who ended up using it provided positive feedback, saying it was very understandable.

Dr Jonathan Jong
Anthropology, University of Oxford
March 10, 2015

This is a concise book and therefore useful to turn to if getting bogged down in more detailed books. I think it along with the Blunch introduction are a good pair of books for anyone learning SEM.

Ms Linda Morison
Department of Psychology, Surrey University
July 29, 2014

Nicely presented book and a 'gentle' introduction to more advanced statistical procedures.

Dr Helen Scott
Psyc, Staffordshire University
May 29, 2014

This book is very comprehensive, yet accessible - breaking down complex statistics into a less intimating prospect.

Dr Rose Meleady
School of Psychology, University of East Anglia
September 9, 2013

excellent companion to selected textbook from sage.

Dr Ernesto Rosario-Hernandez
Psychology , Ponce School of Medicine
July 3, 2013

The book offers a nice broad overview of the possibilities that SEM has to offer.

When comparing to a meal, I would position this book as an "appetizer".

Dr Johan Braeken
Departement of Methodology & Statistics, Tilburg University
June 15, 2013

This is for students taking advanced statistics courses. It is detailed and very thorough and does an excellent job of introducing SEM.

Mr Antonio Pangallo
Department of Psychology, City University
April 11, 2013

This text provides a useful and insightful introduction to the use of structural equation modeling for organizational psychology students and researchers.

Dr Matthew Davis
Leeds University Business School, Leeds University
May 2, 2012

Is a perfect book for beginners.

Mr Emmanuel Bofah
Department of Teacher Education, University of Helsinki
October 16, 2011

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