ERIC Number: EJ1019845
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Oct
Abstractor: As Provided
Applying Longitudinal Mean and Covariance Structures (LMACS) Analysis to Assess Construct Stability Over Two Time Points: An Example Using Psychological Entitlement
Bashkov, Bozhidar M.; Finney, Sara J.
Measurement and Evaluation in Counseling and Development, v46 n4 p289-314 Oct 2013
Traditional methods of assessing construct stability are reviewed and longitudinal mean and covariance structures (LMACS) analysis, a modern approach, is didactically illustrated using psychological entitlement data. Measurement invariance and latent variable stability results are interpreted, emphasizing substantive implications for educators and the utility of LMACS analysis in longitudinal research.
Descriptors: Statistical Analysis, Longitudinal Studies, Reliability, Psychological Patterns, Measures (Individuals), Factor Analysis, Factor Structure, Measurement, Test Bias, Correlation, College Students, Structural Equation Models, Construct Validity
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