A highly readable introduction, Using LISREL for Structural Equation Modeling is for researchers and graduate students in the social sciences who want or need to use structural equation modeling techniques to answer substantive research questions. Author E. Kevin Kelloway provides an overview of structural equation modeling including the theory and logic of structural equation models (SEMs), assessing the "fit" of SEMs to the data, and implementation of SEMs in the LISREL environment. Specific applications of SEMs are considered, including confirmatory factor analysis, observed variable path analysis, and latent variable path analysis. A sample application including the source code, printout, and results section is presented for each type of analysis. Tricks of the trade for structural equation modeling are presented, including the use of single-indicator latent variable and reducing the cognitive complexity of models.
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Introduction Structural Equation Models Theory and Development Assessing Model Fit The LISREL Model Confirmatory Factor Analysis Observed Variable Path Analysis Latent Variable Path Analysis Some Concluding Comments
E. Kevin Kelloway is the Canada Research Chair in Occupational Health Psychology at Saint Mary's University. He received his PhD in Organizational Psychology from Queen's University (Kingston, ON) and taught for eight years at the University of Guelph. In 1999 he moved to Saint Mary's University where he also holds the position of Professor of Psychology. He was the founding director of the CN Centre for Occupational Health and Safety and the PhD program in Business Administration (Management). He was also a founding principal of the Centre for Leadership Excellence at Saint Mary's. An active researcher, he is the author/editor of 12 books and over 100 research articles and chapters. He is a Fellow of the Association for Psychological Science, the Canadian Psychological Association and of the Society for Industrial/Organizational Psychology.