Table of Contents

Part 1: Introduction. 1. Structural Equation Models: The Basics. 2. Using the Mplus Program. Part 2: Single-Group Analyses. Confirmatory Factor Analytic Models 3. Testing the Factorial Validity of a Theoretical Construct (1st-order CFA Model). 4. Testing the Factorial Validity of Scores from a Measuring Instrument (1st-order CFA Model). 5. Testing the Validity of Scores from a Measuring Instrument (2nd-order CFA Model). The Full Latent Variable Model 6. Testing the Validity of a Causal Structure. Part 3: Multiple-Group Analyses. Confirmatory Factor Analytic Models 7. Testing for the Factorial Equivalence of a Measuring Instrument (Analysis of Covariance Structures). 8. Testing for the Equivalence of Latent Factor Means (Analysis of Mean and Covariance Structures). The Full Latent Variable Model 9. Testing for the Equivalence of a Causal Structure (Analysis of Covariance Structures). Part 4: Other Important Topics. 10. Testing Evidence of Construct Validity: The Multitrait-multimethod Model. 11. Testing Change Over Time: The Latent Growth Curve Model. 12. Testing Within- and Between-level Variability: The Multilevel Model.