Estimating Three-way Latent Interaction Effects in Structural Equation Modeling

  •  Birhanu Urge    
  •  Kepher Makambi    
  •  Anthony Wanjoya    


A Monte Carlo simulation was performed for estimating and testing hypotheses of three-way interaction effect in latent variable regression models. A considerable amount of research has been done on estimation of simple interaction and quadratic effect in nonlinear structural equation. The present study extended to three-way continuous latent interaction in structural equation model. The latent moderated structural equation (LMS) approach was used to estimate the parameters of the three-way interaction in structural equation model and investigate the properties of the method under different conditions though simulations. The approach showed least bias, standard error,and root mean square error as indicator reliability and sample size increased. The power to detect interaction effect and type I error control were also manipulated showing that power increased as interaction effect size, sample size and latent covariance increased.

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  • ISSN(Print): 1927-7032
  • ISSN(Online): 1927-7040
  • Started: 2012
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