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ERIC Number: EJ848094
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 11
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0013-1644
The Potential for Differential Findings among Invariance Testing Strategies for Multisample Measured Variable Path Models
Mann, Heather M.; Rutstein, Daisy W.; Hancock, Gregory R.
Educational and Psychological Measurement, v69 n4 p603-612 2009
Multisample measured variable path analysis is used to test whether causal/structural relations among measured variables differ across populations. Several invariance testing approaches are available for assessing cross-group equality of such relations, but the associated test statistics may vary considerably across methods. This study is a population analysis, examining five different strategies for invariance testing using an illustrative measured variable path model. The results demonstrate how inferences about parameters across populations can depend greatly upon the invariance testing approach used, thereby potentially leading to improper inference regarding the true invariance status of relevant parameters. (Contains 1 figure and 3 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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