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Peer Review Status: Refereed
Title: Item parcels in structural equation modelling: an applied study in sport management
Author(s): Rocha, Claudio M
Chelladurai, Packianathan
Keywords: Parcels
sport management
structural equation modeling
Issue Date: 31-Dec-2012
Citation: Rocha CM & Chelladurai P (2012) Item parcels in structural equation modelling: an applied study in sport management. International Journal of Psychology and Behavioral Sciences, 2 (1), pp. 46-53. https://doi.org/10.5923/j.ijpbs.20120201.07
Abstract: The purpose of this study is to describe the influences of different parceling strategies on goodness-of-fit measures and parameter estimates of a sport management structural model with latent variables. The use of small sample sizes to test models with a large number of parameters can produce poor fit indexes, mainly because many indicators tend to increase the chances of cross-loadings, which in turn reduce the common variance. Considering that in social and behavioral sciences is not quite easy to have access to large-enough samples, item parceling has been proposed as a remedy for this kind of situation. Using a theoretically-supported sport management model and real data, we compared total disaggregation model (items as indicators) with partial disaggregation models (parcels as indicators) and total aggregation model (summated score as the indicator). Results showed that different strategies of parceling could lead to very distinct conclusions. Implications for future studies using parceling in the field of sport management are discussed.
DOI Link: 10.5923/j.ijpbs.20120201.07
Rights: International Journal of Psychology and Behavioral Sciences is an Open Access journal that provides immediate, free availability on the public internet, permitting any users to read, download, copy, distribute, print, search or link to the full text of all published articles

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