ERIC Number: EJ646452
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2002
Reference Count: N/A
The Effects of Item Parceling on Goodness-of-Fit and Parameter Estimate Bias in Structural Equation Modeling.
Bandalos, Deborah L.
Structural Equation Modeling, v9 n1 p78-102 2002
Used simulation to study the effects of the practice of item parceling. Results indicate that certain types of item parceling can obfuscate a multidimensional factor structure in a way that acceptable values of fit indexes are found for a misspecified solution. Discusses why the use of parceling cannot be recommended when items are multidimensional or when the factor structure is unknown. (SLD)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A