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Structural Equation Modeling

Natasha K. Bowen and Shenyang Guo


Structural Equation Modeling (SEM) has long been used in social work research, but the writing on the topic is typically fragmented and highly technical. The chapters demonstrate two SEM programs with distinct user interfaces and capabilities (Amos and Mplus) with enough specificity that readers can conduct their own analyses without consulting additional resources. Examples from social work literature highlight best practices for the specification, estimation, interpretation, and modification of structural equation models. Unlike most sources on SEM, this book provides clear guidelines on how ... More

Keywords: structural equation modeling, SEM, social work research, SEM program, Amos, Mplus, best practices, confirmatory factor analysis, general structure modeling

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2011 Print ISBN-13: 9780195367621
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2012 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195367621.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Natasha K. Bowen, author
University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

Shenyang Guo, author
University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill