Sample sizes for two-group second order latent growth curve models
2009 (English)In: Multivariate Behavioral Research, ISSN 0027-3171, E-ISSN 1532-7906, Vol. 44, no 5, 1532-7906 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Second-order latent growth curve models (S. C. Duncan & Duncan, 1996; McArdle, 1988) can be used to study group differences in change in latent constructs. We give exact formulas for the covariance matrix of the parameter estimates and an algebraic expression for the estimation of slope differences. Formulas for calculations of the required sample size are presented, illustrated, and discussed. They are checked by Monte Carlo simulations in Mplus and also by Satorra and Saris's (1985) power approximation techniques for small and medium effect sizes (Cohen, 1988). Results are similar across methods. Not surprisingly, sample sizes decrease with effect sizes, indicator reliabilities, number of indicators, frequency of observation, and duration of study. The relative importance of these factors is also discussed, alone and in combination. The use of the sample size formula is illustrated using a modification of empirical results from Stoel, Peetsma, and Roeleveld (2003).
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Taylor & Francis , 2009. Vol. 44, no 5, 1532-7906 p.
Computer and Information Science
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-24577DOI: 10.1080/00273170903202589ISI: 000274281300002OAI: oai:DiVA.org:su-24577DiVA: diva2:197830
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