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ERIC Number: EJ1113839
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016-Oct
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0013-1644
Do Two or More Multicomponent Instruments Measure the Same Construct? Testing Construct Congruence Using Latent Variable Modeling
Raykov, Tenko; Marcoulides, George A.; Tong, Bing
Educational and Psychological Measurement, v76 n5 p873-884 Oct 2016
A latent variable modeling procedure is discussed that can be used to test if two or more homogeneous multicomponent instruments with distinct components are measuring the same underlying construct. The method is widely applicable in scale construction and development research and can also be of special interest in construct validation studies. The approach can be readily utilized in empirical settings with observed measure nonnormality and/or incomplete data sets. The procedure is based on testing model nesting restrictions, and it can be similarly employed to examine the collapsibility of latent variables evaluated by multidimensional measuring instruments. The outlined method is illustrated with two data examples.
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Language: English
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