Journal directory listing - Volume 53 (2008) - Education【53(3)】December

Applying Two-level Structural Equation Model to a Data Sample from Educational Psychology Author: Ren-Hau Li(Department of Psychology, Chung Shan Medical University),Min-Ning Yu(Department of Education, National Chengchi University)

Vol.&No.:Vol. 53, No. 3
Date:December 2008


The aim of this study is to introduce a two-level structural equation model and apply it to a large sample of empirical data. When data are collected from a multi-stage sampling design, they will have nested characteristics: in this case a within-level/within-group sample will violate the assumption of independence due to the between-level/between-group contextual effects. In such a case, multilevel statistical techniques should be applied to avoid problems due to intra-class correlations. The sample in this study was drawn from a PISA 2003 database: it included 948 schools and 26,884 15-year-old students. Five educational psychological constructs measured by 25 items were selected and formulated as an example for the analysis of a two-level structural equation model. After analysis via Mplus, which showed a good fit of model to data, the researchers compared the results using the conventional structural equation model with those using the two-level structural equation model, and furthermore explained the within-level and between-level structures of the two-level structural equation model. The many findings of this study are presented here, as well as suggestions for future studies based on these findings.

Keywords:Multilevel structural equation model, MUML, PISA

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APA FormatLi, R.-H., & Yu, M.-N. (2008). Applying Two-level Structural Equation Model to a Data Sample from Educational Psychology. Journal of National Taiwan Normal University: Education, 53(3), 95-123. doi:10.3966/2073753X2008125303005