Latent Variable Structural Equation Modeling: A Flexible Tool for Establishing Validity and More

  • Drew Altschul (University of Edinburgh)


Petrinovich highlighted many salient issues in the behavioral and social sciences that are of concern to this day, such as insufficient attention to construct validity. Structural equation modeling, particularly with regard to latent variables, is introduced and discussed in this context. Though conceptual issues remain, analytic and statistical techniques have made immense strides in the past three decades since the article was written, and properly used, offer solutions to many problems Petrinovich identified.

Published on
01 Nov 2021
Peer Reviewed