Variables for structural equation modeling can be either observed (measured
directly by the data) or latent. Latent variables are unobserved but are implied by the
relationships noted between multiple factors. The latent variables are stipulated...
Evaluation of Fit section (Hoyle, 1995). SEM consists of several steps including model
specification, estimation, evaluation of model fit, model modification and interpretation
In the specification step, a...
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the children so they can monitor the music to which the children are listening. Other moms
resist the personal sound gadget, participant four claims that her son is, ―not responsible
enough for a $300 piece of...
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Navigation through the culture and a feeling of directional helplessness is expressed
by the mothers in this study. As participant one said, ―they don‘t come with an instruction
manual‖ so the mother is left...
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As I studied communication theories, I realized that one link shows how
appropriate communication and information exchange within organizations leads to
better decision-making and well-informed, successful employees (Sias,...
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once roots are established, managing growth and moving in a controlled direction is a
real challenge leaders face.
Does everyone remember New Coke? New Coke represented a directional change
for the Coca-Cola Company. In 1985,...
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way this links to the Kudzu principle of controlled directional growth. When the
members of the group are given the opportunity to help make decisions, they can help
dictate the trajectory of the growth. Participation gives...