2nd Edition

Longitudinal Structural Equation Modeling A Comprehensive Introduction

By Jason T. Newsom Copyright 2023
    522 Pages 115 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    522 Pages 115 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    Longitudinal Structural Equation Modeling is a comprehensive resource that reviews structural equation modeling (SEM) strategies for longitudinal data to help readers determine which modeling options are available for which hypotheses.

    This accessibly written book explores a range of models, from basic to sophisticated, including the statistical and conceptual underpinnings that are the building blocks of the analyses. By exploring connections between models, it demonstrates how SEM is related to other longitudinal data techniques and shows when to choose one analysis over another. Newsom emphasizes concepts and practical guidance for applied research rather than focusing on mathematical proofs, and new terms are highlighted and defined in the glossary. Figures are included for every model along with detailed discussions of model specification and implementation issues and each chapter also includes examples of each model type, descriptions of model extensions, comment sections that provide practical guidance, and recommended readings.

    Expanded with new and updated material, this edition includes many recent developments, a new chapter on growth mixture modeling, and new examples. Ideal for graduate courses on longitudinal (data) analysis, advanced SEM, longitudinal SEM, and/or advanced data (quantitative) analysis taught in the behavioral, social, and health sciences, this new edition will continue to appeal to researchers in these fields.


    List of Figures

    List of Tables

    Preface to the Second Editon

    Preface to the First Edition


    Example Data Sets

    Chapter 1. Review of Some Key Latent Variable Principles

    Chapter 2. Longitudinal Measurement Invariance

    Chapter 3. Structural Models for Comparing Dependent Means and Proportions

    Chapter 4. Fundamental Concepts of Stability and Change

    Chapter 5. Cross-Lagged Panel Models

    Chapter 6. Latent State-Trait Models

    Chapter 7. Linear Latent Growth Curve Models

    Chapter 8. Nonlinear Latent Growth Curve Models

    Chapter 9. Nonlinear Latent Growth Curve Models

    Chapter 10. Latent Class and Latent Transition

    Chapter 11. Growth Mixture Models

    Chapter 12. Intensive Longitudinal Models: Time Series and Dynamic Structural Equation Models

    Chapter 13. Survival Analysis Models

    Chapter 14. Missing Data and Attrition

    Appendix A: Notation

    Appendix B: Why Does the Single Occasion Scaling Constraint Approach Work?

    Appendix C: A Primer on the Calculus of Change




    Jason T. Newsom is professor of psychology at Portland State University, Portland, Oregon, USA.

    "This is a "must have" volume on examining change from a SEM perspective. It is thoughtfully put together beginning with a number of basic principles/concepts in the latent variable approach to change (e.g., longitudinal measurement invariance, linear and nonlinear growth). It then moves into a number of intermediate approaches (cross-lagged panel models, latent class, latent transition, and latent growth mixture models). The final chapters provide more advanced topics (time series and dynamic structural equation models, survival analysis, and missing data). The various topics covered are extensive, clearly presented, and well supported with examples and references that readers can use to work through the analyses."

    Ronald H. Heck, University of Hawaii

    "This book offers a schematic, comprehensive, and well-structured resource for understanding, applying, and teaching most of the techniques related to Longitudinal SEM. The book follows a specific flow based on the difficulties of the topics. It starts with a clear introduction to latent variable modeling, then moves on widely used longitudinal applications (e.g., measurement invariance, cross-lagged panel models), and finally offers chapters on more advanced and recent topics (e.g., LST, Mixture Modeling, and DSEM). The structure of the book also allows the reader to directly access the topics of interest. Both from an applied and teaching perspective, it is difficult to think of a more complete and better structured book on longitudinal SEM."

    Enrico Perinelli, University of Trento (Italy)

    "I've cited Jason Newsom's first edition of Longitudinal Structural Equation Modeling many times, and his second edition continues the tradition of clear, accessible presentations that cover both the basics of analysis and modeling strategies for longitudinal data and extra details that experts would appreciate. An impressive, authoritative work."

    Rex Kline, Concordia University