A Review of Structural Equation Modeling Applications in Turkish Educational Science Literature, 2010-2015

Kubra Karakaya Ozyer, Beyza Aksu Dunya

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Structural equation modeling (SEM) is one of the most popular multivariate statistical techniques in Turkish educational research. This study elaborates the SEM procedures employed by 75 educational research articles which were published from 2010 to 2015 in Turkey. After documenting and coding 75 academic papers, categorical frequencies and percentages were calculated in the content analysis. Methodological issues related to use of SEM were identified. The results showed that usage and reporting SEM in Turkish educational research articles were mostly problematic. Content analysis revealed that educational researchers tend to avoid assumption testing of SEM and reporting estimation methods. General guidelines and suggestions on the use of SEM were provided.


Structural equation modeling; Turkish education; SEM

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Karakaya-Ozyer, K. & Aksu-Dunya, B. (2018). A review of structural equation modeling applications in Turkish educational science literature, 2010-2015. International Journal of Research in Education and Science (IJRES), 4(1), 279-291. DOI:10.21890/ijres.383177


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Editor: Wilfried Admiraal, The Netherlands

Place of Publication: Turkey & Name of Publisher: Ismail Sahin

ISSN: 2148-9955 (Online)