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ERIC Number: EJ965444
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Apr
Pages: 26
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 19
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1076-9986
A General Multivariate Latent Growth Model with Applications to Student Achievement
Bianconcini, Silvia; Cagnone, Silvia
Journal of Educational and Behavioral Statistics, v37 n2 p339-364 Apr 2012
The evaluation of the formative process in the University system has been assuming an ever increasing importance in the European countries. Within this context, the analysis of student performance and capabilities plays a fundamental role. In this work, the authors propose a multivariate latent growth model for studying the performances of a cohort of students of the University of Bologna. The model proposed is innovative since it is composed by (a) multivariate growth models that allow the capture of different dynamics of student performance indicators over time and (b) a factor model that allows measurement of the general latent student capability. The flexibility of the model proposed allows its applications in several fields such as socioeconomic settings in which personal behaviors are studied using panel data. (Contains 11 tables and 2 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Italy