ISSN 1671-3710
CN 11-4766/R

›› 2010, Vol. 18 ›› Issue (8): 1306-1313.

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Evolution and Simplification of the Approaches to Estimating Structural Equation Models with Latent Interaction

WEN Zhong-Lin;WU Yan   

  1. (1 Center for Studies of Psychological Application, South China Normal University, Guangzhou 510631, China)
    (2 Hong Kong Examinations and Assessment Authority, Hong Kong, China)
  • Received:2009-12-28 Revised:1900-01-01 Online:2010-08-15 Published:2010-08-15
  • Contact: WEN Zhong-Lin

Abstract: Recent researches on structural equation modeling with latent interaction were reviewed. The processes of simplification of the modeling were discussed from the three aspects: the strategies of creating product indicators, the approaches of constraining parameters, and the requirement of the mean structure and its relation to indicator-centering. The unconstrained model without using the mean structure was recommended, and the steps for the modeling were summarized.

Key words: latent variable, interaction effect, structural equation model, indicator, mean structure