Ideal for researchers and graduate students in the social sciences who require knowledge of structural equation modeling techniques to answer substantive research questions, Using Mplus for Structural Equation Modeling provides a reader-friendly introduction to the major types of structural equation models implemented in the Mplus framework. This practical book, which updates author E. Kevin Kelloway’s 1998 book Using LISREL for Structural Equation Modeling, retains the successful five-step process employed in the earlier book, with a thorough update for use in the Mplus environment. Kelloway provides an overview of structural equation modeling techniques in Mplus, including the estimation of confirmatory factor analysis and observed variable path analysis. He also covers multilevel modeling for hypothesis testing in real life settings and offers an introduction to the extended capabilities of Mplus, such as exploratory structural equation modeling and estimation and testing of mediated relationships. A sample application with the source code, printout, and results is presented for each type of analysis.
|Why Structural Equation Modeling?|
|The Remainder of This Book|
|The Process of Structural Equation Modeling|
|Toward a Strategy for Assessing Model Fit|
|The Data File|
|The Command File|
|Putting It All Together: Some Basic Analyses|
|Assessment of Fit|
|Sample Results Section|
|Using Equality Constraints|
|Measurement Equivalence Across Time|
|Latent Growth Curves|
|Multilevel Models in Mplus|
|Multilevel Modeling and Mediation|
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