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Selected Papers on Latent Growth Modeling

The following papers, presented in reverse chronological order, can be downloaded as pdf files by clicking on their titles.

In some cases, you can also access the associated journal site by clicking on the journal name.

Willett, J. B., & Bub, K. L. (2004). Latent Growth Curve Analysis. To appear in David Rindskopf (Ed.), Encyclopedia of Behavioral Statistics. Oxford, UK: Wiley.

A simple explanation of the mapping of the multilevel model for change onto the LISREL general covariance structure model, with a data-based example and a specimen LISREL program. Extensions of the basic approach are listed. The data used in the example in the paper can be downloaded here.

Willett, J. B., & Keiley, M. K. (2000).  Using Covariance Structure Analysis to Model Change Over Time.  In Howard E. A. Tinsley & Steven D. Brown (Eds.), Handbook of Applied Multivariate Statistics and Mathematical Modeling, Chapter 23.  San Diego, CA: Academic Press, 665-694.

An integrated presentation of the latent growth modeling strategies that were described separately in the two Willett & Sayer papers (1994, 1995), complete with a new example and lengthier discussion of several potential extensions of the approach.

Willett, J. B., & Sayer, A. G.  (1995).  Cross-Domain Analyses of Change over Time: Combining Growth Modeling and Covariance Structure Analysis.  In G. A. Marcoulides & R. E. Schumacker (Eds.), Advanced Structural Equation Modeling:  Issues and Techniques.  Hillsdale, New Jersey:  Lawrence Erlbaum Incorporated, Chapter 2, 22-51.

This paper extends the basic mapping strategy described in the Willett & Sayer paper (1994) to include analyses of the simultaneous relationships among individual changes taking place in several domains over time, including a data-example and sample LISREL programs.

Willett, J. B., & Sayer, A. G.  (1994).  Using Covariance Structure Analysis To Detect Correlates And Predictors Of Change.  Psychological Bulletin, 116, 363-381.

My first paper on mapping the standard multilevel model for change onto the general covariance structure model, with a data-based example and sample LISREL program.  The paper re-interprets the latent growth modeling approach of McArdle, Meredith, Muthen, Tisak and others from an individual growth modeling perspective.

Contact me: John_Willett@Harvard.Edu

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