Fischler College of Education: Faculty Articles

Title

Latent Variable Modeling and Cross-National Differences in College-Level Academic Performance

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

11-2001

Publication Title

International Journal of Educational Research

ISSN

0883-0355

Volume

35

Issue/No.

4

Abstract

This chapter offers a critique of the latent variable modeling approach taken by Ransdell et al. Suggestions for improving the analytical strategy are described, including the use of confirmatory factor analysis in conjunction with structural equation modeling. The chapter concludes with some examples of confirmatory factor analysis and structural equation modeling from other data sets in order to demonstrate each technique's advantages and disadvantages. Finally, several directions for future research, including the use of longitudinal methods, are suggested in order to help constrain the direction of causative links between academic performance and its predictors.

DOI

https://doi.org/10.1016/S0883-0355(01)00039-8

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