There haven’t been enough empirical
evidences of orders’ impact on structural equation model and satisfaction index
results. This study is conducted to figure out the problem by making a comparison
between the first-order and high-order structural equation models building with
the same sample from healthcare. As expected, results showed that the path
coefficients and goodness-of-fit indices of high-order structural equation
model were basically the same with its counterpart, suggesting the structural
equation model’s orders would not affect the index and play the role of
simplifying the model. Besides, compared with the conventional first-order
structural equation model in patient satisfaction, the high-order model tended
to be an improvement, for providing the probability of analyzing intermediate
latent variables and forming the theoretical basis of multi-level structural
equation modeling study.
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