Applying structural equation modeling (SEM) to a research

By Riya Jain and Priya Chetty on February 9, 2022 No Comments

Structural equation modelling (SEM) is a century-old statistical method that witnessed progression over time. Initially, the model focused only on path analysis. However, with the growth in usage of SEM in social science, the factor analysis technique was integrated into it. Presently SEM is a powerful multivariate technique applicable in scientific investigations to evaluate and test the multivariate casual relationships. The challenge today is that research problems are of different kinds and there are multiple models. Therefore, it is essential to understand the basics before applying structural equation modelling in research.