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Term: Latent Construct

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Glossary Definition

Last Updated: 2012-10-16


A variable that cannot be measured directly but can be estimated by related variables (Ullman JB, 1996).

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  • Ullman JB. "Structural equation modeling." In: Tabachnick BG, Fidell LS (ed). Using Multivariate Statistics. 5th ed. Boston, MA: Pearson Education Inc. 1996. 676-780.(View)

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