"Introduction to Structural Equation Modelling using SPSS and AMOS" is a complete guide to carrying out your own structural equation modelling project. Assuming no previous experience of the subject, and a minimum of mathematical knowledge, this is the ideal guide for those new to structural equation modelling (SEM). Each chapter begins with learning objectives, and ends with a list of the new concepts introduced and questions to open up further discussion. Exercises for each chapter, including the necessary data, can be downloaded from the book's website. Helpful real life examples are included throughout, drawing from a wide range of disciplines including psychology, political science, marketing and health. "Introduction to Structural Equation Modelling using SPSS and AMOS" provides engaging and accessible coverage of all the basics necessary for using SEM, making it an invaluable companion for students taking introductory SEM courses in any discipline.
Table of Contents
SECTION ONE: EXPLORING YOUR DATA Introduction Classical Test Theory Exploratory Factor Analysis SECTION TWO: MODELING REALITY SEM-Analysis and AMOS Models with Only Manifest Variables The Measurement Model in SEM Confirmatory Factor Analysis The General Causal Model Multi-group Analysis and Mean Structures Incomplete and Non-Normal Data Appendix A Statistical Prerequisites Appendix B AMOS Graphics