Structural Equation Modeling Using R: Mediation/Moderation Effect Analysis and Multiple-Group Analysis

R을 이용한 구조방정식모델링: 매개효과분석/조절효과분석 및 다중집단분석

  • 곽기영 (국민대학교 경영대학/비즈니스IT전문대학원)
  • Received : 2019.02.06
  • Accepted : 2019.04.11
  • Published : 2019.06.30


This tutorial introduces procedures and methods for performing structural equation modeling using R. To do this, we present advanced analysis methods based on structural equation model such as mediation effect analysis, moderation effect analysis, moderated mediation effect analysis, and multiple-group analysis with R program code using R lavaan package that supports structural equation modeling. R is flexible and scalable, unlike traditional commercial statistical packages. Therefore, new analytical techniques are likely to be implemented ahead of any other statistical package. From this point of view, R will be a very appropriate choice for applying new analytical techniques or advanced techniques that researchers need. Considering that various studies in the social sciences are applying structural equations modeling techniques and increasing interest in open source R, this tutorial is expected to be useful for researchers who are looking for alternatives to existing commercial statistical packages.


Supported by : 한국연구재단


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