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ERIC Number: EJ893189
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 17
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 43
ISSN: ISSN-1070-5511
An Alternative Approach for Nonlinear Latent Variable Models
Mooijaart, Ab; Bentler, Peter M.
Structural Equation Modeling: A Multidisciplinary Journal, v17 n3 p357-373 2010
In the last decades there has been an increasing interest in nonlinear latent variable models. Since the seminal paper of Kenny and Judd, several methods have been proposed for dealing with these kinds of models. This article introduces an alternative approach. The methodology involves fitting some third-order moments in addition to the means and covariances. This article discusses how the model equations can be formulated and how several standard tests, like the model fit and Lagrange multiplier tests, can be performed. The new method compares favorably with the maximum likelihood method in several studies and can provide evidence of interaction that earlier approaches might ignore. (Contains 7 tables and 2 footnotes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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