Structural Equation Modeling With AMOS: Basic Concepts, Applications, and Programming
Byrne, Barbara M.,
This bestselling text provides a practical guide to structural equation modeling (SEM) using the Amos Graphical approach. Using clear, everyday language, the text is ideal for those with little to no exposure to either SEM or Amos. The author reviews SEM applications based on actual data taken from her own research. Each chapter "walks" readers through the steps involved (specification, estimation, evaluation, and post hoc modification) in testing a variety of SEM models. Accompanying each application is: an explanation of the issues addressed and a schematic presentation of hypothesized model structure; Amos input and output with interpretations; use of the Amos toolbar icons and pull-down menus; and data upon which the model application was based, together with updated references pertinent to the SEM model tested. Thoroughly updated throughout, the new edition features: * All new screen shots featuring Amos Version 23. * Descriptions and illustrations of Amos' new Tables View format which enables the specification of a structural model in spreadsheet form. * Key concepts and/or techniques that introduce each chapter.
* Alternative approaches to model analyses when enabled by Amos thereby allowing users to determine the method best suited to their data. * Provides analysis of the same model based on continuous and categorical data (Ch. 5) thereby enabling readers to observe two ways of specifying and testing the same model as well as compare results. * All applications based on the Amos graphical mode interface accompanied by more "how to" coverage of graphical techniques unique to Amos. * More explanation of key procedures and analyses that address questions posed by readers * All application data files are available at www.routledge.com/9781138797031. The two introductory chapters in Section 1 review the fundamental concepts of SEM methodology and a general overview of the Amos program. Section 2 provides single-group analyses applications including two first-o