Title

Structural Equation Modeling: A Practical Introduction

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

1-1-2013

School

Finance

Abstract

Structural equation modeling (SEM) is a popular statistical technique that has become an essential tool for business academics and practitioners. The technique is particularly well suited for evaluating the relationships among any number of observed and latent variables. Thus, typical applications for SEMs are model and theory testing, and scale development. The purpose of this article is to introduce the technique and to explain its use in practical terms that do not require a strong statistical background. Two previous Journal of African Business articles are used to demonstrate SEM applications, and the article concludes with a brief introduction to SEM software packages. © 2013 Taylor & Francis Group, LLC.

Publication Title

Journal of African Business

Volume

14

Issue

1

First Page

58

Last Page

69

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