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Experimental Psychology (Russia)

Publisher: Moscow State University of Psychology and Education

ISSN (printed version): 2072-7593

ISSN (online): 2311-7036


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Structural Equations for Latent Curve Modeling 2371

Mitina O.V.
PhD in Psychology, Leading scientific fellow of Department of psychology, Lomonosov Moscow State University, Moscow, Russia

Barabanschikov V.A.
Doctor of Psychology, Director of the Institute of Experimental Psychology, Moscow State University of Psychology and Education , Moscow, Russia

Latent curve modeling is one of the Structural Equation Modeling methods that allow analyzing temporal processes when temporal sections are available in small number. The use of these models is quite important in social and psychological research. They make possible description of dynamical development process of the only characteristic or several ones in a complex, as well as changes determination, by some characteristics which are invariant in the process. The first part of the article deals with different cases and types of models. In the second part these models are used to analyze social)psychological longitudinal study data of adolescence and youth drug use conducted in Los Angeles.

Keywords: structural modeling, latent changes, longitude research

Column: Modeling Methods

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