Wednesday, April 24, 2013: 1:45 PM-3:00 PM
Convention Center: 209AB
AAPAR/Measurement & Evaluation Council
|Presider:||Ka Man Leung, Hong Kong Baptist University, Hong Kong, Hong Kong|
|Speaker:||Anita N. Lee, Eastern Connecticut State University, Willimantic, CT|
The purpose of this presentation is to introduce Exploratory Structural Equation Modeling (ESEM) and to compare the differences between the ESEM and the general structural equation modeling (SEM). ESEM is a modeling methodology thatácombines the advantages of exploratory factor analysis and confirmatory factor analysis (Asparouhov & MuthÚn, 2009). The target audiences areáresearchers and graduate students interested in SEM and model testing. An example will be used to illustrate these two methods.