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Bayesian Structural Equation Modeling (BSEM)

BSEM Theory

  • Muthén, B. & Asparouhov, T. (2013). BSEM measurement invariance analysis. Paper can be downloaded from here. Mplus Web Notes: No. 17. January 11, 2013.

  • Muthén, B. & Asparouhov, T. (2012). Bayesian SEM: A more flexible representation of substantive theory. Psychological Methods, 17, 313-335. Paper can be downloaded from here. Download the 2nd version dated April 14, 2011. Click here to view the seven web tables referred to in the paper and here to view Mplus inputs, data, and outputs used in this version of paper. Download the 1st version dated September 29, 2010 containing a MIMIC section and more tables, and the corresponding Mplus inputs, data, and outputs here. The seven web tables correspond to tables 8, 10, 17, 18, 19, 20, and 21 of the first version.

BSEM Applications

  • Fong, T. C. T., & Ho, R. T. H. (2013). Factor analysis of the hospital depression and anxiety scale: A Bayesian structural equation modeling approach. Quality of Life Research, 10.1007/s11136-013-0429-2 Paper can be downloaded from here.

  • van de Schoot, R., Tummers, L., Lugtig, P., Kluytmans, A., Hox, J. & Muthén, B. (2013). Choosing between Scylla and Charybdis? A comparison of scalar, partial and the novel possibility of approximate measurement invariance. Frontiers in Psychology, 4, 1-15. doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2013.00770. Paper can be downloaded from here.

  • Zyphur, M & Oswald, F. Bayesian Estimation and Inference: A User's Guide. (2013, August 11) Journal of Management DOI: 10.1177/0149206313501200 Paper can be downloaded from here. Data can be downloaded from here.

  • Golay, P., Reverte, I., Rossier, J., Favez, N., & Lecerf, T. (2012, November 12). Further insights on the French WISC–IV factor structure through Bayesian structural equation modeling. Psychological Assessment. Advance online publication. DOI: 10.1037/a0030676 Paper can be downloaded from here.