Implications of Covariance Structure Analysis (LISREL) Versus Regression Models for Counseling Research

Mary Louise E. Kerwin, George S. Howard, Scott E. Maxwell, John G. Borkowski

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Abstract

The advent of new types of multivariate techniques, such as covariance structureanalysis, has the potential for reshaping research on counseling processes.Covariance structure analysis is more theory driven and confirmatory in naturethan regression analysis. Following a description of its strengths and weaknesses, adetailed example is provided showing how the use of covariance structure analysiscan improve research sophistication and theory development in counselingpsychology.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)287-310
Number of pages24
JournalThe Counseling Psychologist
Volume15
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 1987

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Applied Psychology

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