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Structural equation modelling

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dc.contributor.advisor Levin, J. B.
dc.contributor.advisor Steffens, F. E. (Francois Eliza) Mohanlal, Pramod 2015-01-23T04:23:53Z 2015-01-23T04:23:53Z 1997-06
dc.identifier.citation Mohanlal, Pramod (1997) Structural equation modelling, University of South Africa, Pretoria, <> en
dc.description.abstract Over the past two decades there has been an upsurge in interest in structural equation modelling (SEM). Applications abound in the social sciences and econometrics, but the use of this multivariate technique is not so common in public health research. This dissertation discusses the methodology, the criticisms and practical problems of SEM. We examine actual applications of SEM in public health research. Comparisons are made between multiple regression and SEM and between factor analysis and SEM. A complex model investigating the utilization of antenatal care services (ANC) by migrant women in Belgium is analysed using SEM. The dissertation concludes with a discussion of the results found and on the use of SEM in public health research. Structural equation modelling is recommended as a tool for public health researchers with a warning against using the technique too casually. en
dc.format.extent 1 online resource (129, xxvii leaves)
dc.language.iso en en
dc.subject Structural equation modelling en
dc.subject Measurement model en
dc.subject Structural model en
dc.subject Latent variable en
dc.subject Multivariate statistical techniques en
dc.subject Theory based model en
dc.subject Path diagram en
dc.subject Identification en
dc.subject Specification error en
dc.subject Multiple regression en
dc.subject Exploratory factor analysis en
dc.subject Confirmatory factor analysis en
dc.subject Utilization of antenatal care services en
dc.subject.ddc 519.535 en
dc.subject.lcsh Multivariate analysis en
dc.subject.lcsh Public health -- Research en
dc.title Structural equation modelling en
dc.type Dissertation
dc.description.department Mathematical Sciences M. Sc. (Statistics)

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