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Introduction to Structural Equation Modeling Using IBM SPSS Statistics and Amos

Introduction to Structural Equation Modeling Using IBM SPSS Statistics and Amos

Second Edition
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November 2012 | 312 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd
This comprehensive Second Edition offers readers a complete guide to carrying out research projects involving structural equation modeling (SEM). Updated to include extensive analysis of AMOS' graphical interface, a new chapter on latent curve models and detailed explanations of the structural equation modeling process, this second edition is the ideal guide for those new to the field.  


The book includes:

  • Learning objectives, key concepts and questions for further discussion in each chapter.
  • Helpful diagrams and screenshots to expand on concepts covered in the texts.
  • Real life examples from a variety of disciplines to show how SEM is applied in real research contexts.
  • Exercises for each chapter on an accompanying companion website.
  • A new glossary.


Assuming no previous experience of the subject, and a minimum of mathematical knowledge, this is the ideal guide for those new to SEM and an invaluable companion for students taking introductory SEM courses in any discipline.

Niels J. Blunch was formerly in the Department of Marketing and Statistics at the University of Aarhus, Denmark

Measuring Your Variables: Reliability and Validity
Factor Analysis
Structural Equation Modeling with AMOS
Models with Only Manifest Variables
The Measurement Model in SEM: Confirmatory Factor Analysis
The General Model
Mean Structures and Multi-Group Analysis
Incomplete and Non-Normal Data
Latent Curve Models

This is a cutting-edge update of a comprehensive and highly successful textbook. I would recommend it without hesitation to anyone who wants to get to grips with structural equasion modeling in AMOS.
K. V. Petrides
London Psychometric Laboratory, University College London

The most accessible book on structural equation modeling just became even more accessible. Using realistic datasets and generous insight, this text effectively covers both theoretical understanding and, importantly, successful application of SEM. Blunch is the must-have resource for researchers, advanced undergraduates and graduate students.
Julie Davies
School of Psychology, Bangor University

Very accessible introduction to the topic of Structural Equation Modelling, with a clear focus on social science students. With an emphasize on non-technical issues, and plenty of real world examples I strongly believe this is a very suitable book for students within various fields of social science.

Mr Zuzana Macuchova
Geography, Dalarna University
April 12, 2017

Advance multivariate statistics are central to current research in organisational psychology with SPSS and Amos as the most used softwares.

Dr Teresa C. D'Oliveira
Psychology , King's College London
September 10, 2016

Too advanced for MA students; PhD students would benefit though

Mr Leszek Wypych
Bedfordshire Business School, Bedfordshire University
March 3, 2017

This book is good for introducing students to structural equation modelling, but I would only recommend it as supplementary material for students on an advanced statistics course due to its complexity in parts.

Miss Charlotte Rebecca Pennington
Department of Psychology, Edge Hill University
July 30, 2016

A very useful book to perform structural equation modeling using Amos! Recommended for postgraduate students.

Mr Mahmoud Ismael
Faculty of Pharmacy, Assiut University
December 27, 2015

A very comprehensive guide into the use of structural equation modeling with AMOS. The right amount of statistical background combined with easy to understand and comprehensible examples that increase in complexity through the book. The English is clear and easy to follow without losing scientific standards, even for non-native speakers.

In addition, the supplement material provided is excellent, from exercises and data used in the book to published online readings in your field of research.

If you think about starting to work with AMOS and SEM, this book provides as a good starting point.

Dr Sascha Ruhle
Wirtschaftswissenschaften, Heinrich-Heine-University Dusseldorf
June 9, 2015

This is an excellent reference book for Structural Equation Modelling in AMOS. This covers both theoretical as well as applied side of SEM. I would recommend it to anyone interested for applied research with SEM.

Dr Anshuman Sharma
International Business Administration, College of Applied Sciences, Ministry of Higher Education
May 26, 2015

This is a good introductory text for those starting out with structural equation modelling. Possibly more suited to students at Level 6 or above.

Mr Sebastin Stevens
Faculty of Social Science and Business, University of Plymouth
April 20, 2015

for interested students, thi book was a good way to gather Information about SEM

Miss Lisa Paleczek
Educational Science, University of Graz
September 4, 2015

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