Recent advances in latent growth modeling allow
for the testing of complex models regarding developmental
trends from both an inter- and
perspective. The interpretation of model parameters for
the latent growth specification is illustrated with a
simple two-factor model. An example application of
latent growth methodology analyzing developmental
change in adolescent alcohol consumption is presented.
Findings are discussed with particular reference to the
utility of latent growth curve models for assessing developmental
processes at both the inter- and
level across a variety of behavioral domains.
Index terms: alcohol consumption, change measurement,
developmental models, growth measurement, latent
Duncan, Terry E, Duncan, Susan C & Stoolmiller, Mike. (1994). Modeling developmental processes using latent growth structural equation methodology. Applied Psychological Measurement, 18, 343-354. doi:10.1177/014662169401800405
Duncan, Terry E.; Duncan, Susan C.; Stoolmiller, Mike.
Modeling developmental processes using latent growth structural equation methodology.
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