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ERIC Number: EJ926752
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 26
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 37
ISSN: ISSN-0022-0973
Effects of Latent Variable Nonnormality and Model Misspecification on Testing Structural Equation Modeling Interactions
Sun, Shaojing; Konold, Timothy R.; Fan, Xitao
Journal of Experimental Education, v79 n3 p231-256 2011
Interest in testing interaction terms within the latent variable modeling framework has been on the rise in recent years. However, little is known about the influence of nonnormality and model misspecification on such models that involve latent variable interactions. The authors used Mattson's data generation method to control for latent variable distributional properties, and they examined how data nonnormality and model misspecification affected latent variable interaction models in relation to varying sample sizes and different magnitudes of incorrectly constrained model parameters. The authors conducted 600 replications for each of the 54 configurations of the 4-factor completely crossed balanced deign. In general, results were suggestive of less bias under conditions of latent variable normality, large sample sizes, correctly specified models, and smaller parameters that were incorrectly constrained (i.e., misspecified). Similarly, these conditions were also found to produce better fitting models as gauged by several popular measures of model fit. (Contains 8 tables and 2 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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