Title

Graphical Representation of Structural Equation Models Using Path Diagrams

Document Type

Book Chapter

Publication Date

2012

Keywords

graphical representation, structural equation models, path diagrams, linear relations, primary symbols

Abstract

Structural equation modeling (SEM) is one of the most widely used statistical techniques for delineating linear relations in multivariate data among behavioral scientists. Such complex relationships are commonly expressed in either algebraic form or graphical format. The latter representation is usually referred to as a path diagram, which is the focus of this chapter. Before we discuss how to construct a path diagram, we first introduce the primary symbols that represent the types of variables and relationships.

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Citation / Publisher Attribution

Graphical Representation of Structural Equation Models Using Path Diagrams, in R. H. Hoyle (Ed.), Handbook of Structural Equation Modeling, Guilford Press, p. 43-55

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