Exploratory Structural Equation Modelling: Practical Guidelines and Video Tutorial for Mplus

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In this video we provide (a) a brief overview of ESEM (and different ESEM models/approaches), (b) guidelines for novice researchers on how to estimate, compare, report and interpret ESEM, and (c) a step-by-step tutorial on how to run ESEM analyses in Mplus with the De Beer and Van Zyl (2019) ESEM syntax generator.

The ESEM Syntax Generator can be found here:

De Beer, L.T. & Van Zyl, L.E. (2019). ESEM code generator for Mplus. Retrieved from https://www.surveyhost.co.za/esem/ doi: 10.6084/m9.figshare.8320250

The best practice guidelines for ESEM estimation and reporting can be found here:

Van Zyl, L.E., & Ten Klooster, P.M. (2022). Exploratory Structural Equation Modelling: Practical Guidelines and Tutorial with a Convenient Online Tool for Mplus. Frontiers in Psychiatry, 13. https://bit.ly/3I8Fk36

=====Contents of this video=====
0:00 – Introduction
02:04 – Revisiting EFAs and CFAs
11:10 – What is ESEM?
16:00 – Advantages of ESEM
19:49 – Limitations of ESEM
21:47 – ESEM-within-CFA and set-ESEM
29:45 – Types of Factorial ESEM Models
30:14 – Guidelines for ESEM Estimation
56:38 – Estimating ESEM in Mplus
58:22 – Types of Models to be Estimated (CFA and ESEM)
1:00:00 - Estimating CFA Models
1:03:30 – Estimating ESEM Models with an Online Tool
1:13:12 – Generating ESEM-within-CFA Syntaxes
1:18:09 – Comparing CFA vs ESEM models
1:19:37 – Item Level Parameters for Bi-Factor ESEM
1:20:48 – Demonstrating ESEM-within-CFA (Mental Illness and Mental Health)
1:25:09 – Conclusion

The resources for this series of lectures (Slides, syntaxes, data) can be downloaded here: https://bit.ly/31iGzfc
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