1990 年 18 巻 1 号 p. 13-27
This paper deals with models of covariance structures and methods for their analysis. First, we discuss the properties of latent variables and latent variable models using Bentler's definition. Second, the methods of estimating parameters in covariance structures are discussed based on various criteria from a general viewpoint. Third, the goodness-of-fit indices are evaluated and the method which use the basic models apart from the saturated model is explained. Finally, FAREG(combination of Factor Analysis and REGression)model which has been developed by the author is presented with an example.