Structural Equation Models

From Paths to Networks

  • J. Christopher Westland

Part of the Studies in Systems, Decision and Control book series (SSDC, volume 22)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
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  11. Back Matter
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About this book


This compact reference surveys the full range of available structural equation modeling (SEM) methodologies.  It reviews applications in a broad range of disciplines, particularly in the social sciences where many key concepts are not directly observable.  This is the first book to present SEM’s development in its proper historical context–essential to understanding the application, strengths and weaknesses of each particular method.  This book also surveys the emerging path and network approaches that complement and enhance SEM, and that will grow in importance in the near future.  SEM’s ability to accommodate unobservable theory constructs through latent variables is of significant importance to social scientists.  Latent variable theory and application are comprehensively explained, and methods are presented for extending their power, including guidelines for data preparation, sample size calculation, and the special treatment of Likert scale data.  Tables of software, methodologies and fit statistics provide a concise reference for any research program, helping assure that its conclusions are defensible and publishable.


Latent Variable Constructs Latent Variables Likert Scale Likert Scale Data Partial Least Squares Path Analysis SEM SEM Computer Fitting SEM Systems of Regression Structural Equation Models

Authors and affiliations

  • J. Christopher Westland
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Information and Decision SciencesUniversity of IllinoisChicagoUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2015
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Engineering Engineering (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-16506-6
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-16507-3
  • Series Print ISSN 2198-4182
  • Series Online ISSN 2198-4190
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