About the book
This bestselling text provides a practical guide to the basic concepts of structural equation modeling (SEM) and the AMOS program using a graphical interface approach.
The author "walks" the reader through a variety of SEM/AMOS applications. Noted for its easy to follow, nonmathematical language, this book is written for the novice SEM user.
With each chapter, the author walks the reader through all steps involved in testing the particular SEM model presented. Each application is accompanied by:
- an explanation of the problem and hypotheses to be tested
- a schematic representation of the model in a fully labelled figure
- AMOS input (graphical and textual) with accompanying explanation
- AMOS output with accompanying explanation and interpretation
- the reference from which the application was taken.
Intended for researchers and advanced students who use structural equation modeling and AMOS in their work, the book is particularly popular in the behavioral, educational, organizational, and social sciences and with those who attend the author's workshops around the world.
An ideal textbook for courses on SEM generally taught at the graduate level in psychology, education, business, and other applied social and health sciences and/or as a supplement in courses on applied statistics, multivariate statistics, statistics II, intermediate or advanced statistics, and/or research design taught in these same departments.
Appropriate for those with limited or no previous exposure to SEM, a prerequisite of basic statistics through regression analysis is recommended.
The book serves as a companion to the AMOS Manual as well as to any SEM textbook.