Part 1. Introduction. 1. Structural Equation Models: The Basics. 2. Using the AMOS Program. Part 2. Applications in Single-Group Analyses. 3. Testing for the Factorial Validity of a Theoretical Construct (First-Order CFA Model). 4. Testing for the Factorial Validity of Scores from a Measuring Instrument (First-Order CFA Model). 5. Testing for the Factorial Validity of Scores from a Measuring Instrument (Second-order CFA Model). 6. Testing the Validity of a Causal Structure. Part 3. Applications in Multiple-Group Analyses. 7. Testing for the Factorial Equivalence of Scores from a Measuring Instrument (First-Order CFA Model). 8. Testing for the Equivalence of Latent Mean Structures (First-Order CFA Model). 9. Testing for the Equivalence of a Causal Structure. Part 4. Other Important Applications. 10. Testing for Construct Validity: The Multitrait-Multimethod Model. 11. Testing for Change Over Time: The Latent Growth Curve Model. Part 5. Other Important Topics. 12. Bootstrapping as an Aid to Nonnormal Data . 13. Addressing the Issue of Missing Data.
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