A systematic review of structural equation modelling in nursing research

SHARIF, Saeed Pahlevan, MOSTAFIZ, Imtiaz and GUPTAN, Vinitha (2018). A systematic review of structural equation modelling in nursing research. Nurse Researcher, 26 (2), 28-31.

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Background A growing number of nursing studies have used structural equation modelling (SEM) analysis. However, there is little research assessing the use of SEM analysis in nursing research. Aim To present a systematic review of nursing research that uses SEM. Discussion The review revealed poor reporting of information about the determination of sample size, missing data, normality and outliers. Most studies neither computed composite reliability nor assessed convergent and discriminant validity. There was a lack of consistency in performing the analysis. Some of the studies conducted exploratory factor analysis before performing confirmatory factor analysis, without discussing its necessity. Although most studies declared the estimation method and software used, there were many that did not. Conclusion Little information about the different steps of conducting SEM analysis was provided in the studies. Several weaknesses and areas of improvement for future empirical SEM studies were identified. Implications for practice When conducting SEM, there are many issues that should be addressed. Overlooking these issues may invalidate findings. The results of this review provide nurse researchers with best practice guidelines for conducting SEM and pave the way for researchers to adopt this method in their studies.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: 1110 Nursing
Identification Number: https://doi.org/10.7748/nr.2018.e1577
Page Range: 28-31
SWORD Depositor: Symplectic Elements
Depositing User: Symplectic Elements
Date Deposited: 10 Sep 2019 11:12
Last Modified: 18 Mar 2021 03:02
URI: https://shura.shu.ac.uk/id/eprint/25048

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