ERIC Number: EJ922100
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004-Mar
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Reference Count: 32
An EM Algorithm for Fitting Two-Level Structural Equation Models
Liang, Jiajuan; Bentler, Peter M.
Psychometrika, v69 n1 p101-122 Mar 2004
Maximum likelihood is an important approach to analysis of two-level structural equation models. Different algorithms for this purpose have been available in the literature. In this paper, we present a new formulation of two-level structural equation models and develop an EM algorithm for fitting this formulation. This new formulation covers a variety of two-level structural equation models. As a result, the proposed EM algorithm is widely applicable in practice. A practical example illustrates the performance of the EM algorithm and the maximum likelihood statistic.
Descriptors: Structural Equation Models, Mathematics, Maximum Likelihood Statistics, Goodness of Fit, Mathematical Models, Statistical Data
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