論文

査読有り 筆頭著者 責任著者
2006年12月

A propensity score adjustment for multiple group structural equation modeling

PSYCHOMETRIKA
  • Takahiro Hoshino
  • ,
  • Hiroshi Kurata
  • ,
  • Kazuo Shigemasu

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開始ページ
691
終了ページ
712
記述言語
英語
掲載種別
研究論文(学術雑誌)
DOI
10.1007/s11336-005-1370-2
出版者・発行元
SPRINGER

In the behavioral and social sciences, quasi-experimental and observational studies are used due to the difficulty achieving a random assignment. However, the estimation of differences between groups in observational studies frequently suffers from bias due to differences in the distributions of covariates. To estimate average treatment effects when the treatment variable is binary, Rosenbaum and Rubin (1983a) proposed adjustment methods for pretreatment variables using the propensity score.However, these studies were interested only in estimating the average causal effect and/or marginal means. In the behavioral and social sciences, a general estimation method is required to estimate parameters in multiple group structural equation modeling where the differences of covariates are adjusted.We show that a Horvitz-Thompson-type estimator, propensity score weighted M estimator (PWME) is consistent, even when we use estimated propensity scores, and the asymptotic variance of the PWME is shown to be less than that with true propensity scores.Furthermore, we show that the asymptotic distribution of the propensity score weighted statistic under a null hypothesis is a weighted sum of independent chi(2)(1) variables.We show the method can compare latent variable means with covariates adjusted using propensity scores, which was not feasible by previous methods. We also apply the proposed method for correlated longitudinal binary responses with informative dropout using data from the Longitudinal Study of Aging (LSOA). The results of a simulation study indicate that the proposed estimation method is more robust than the maximum likelihood (ML) estimation method, in that PWME does not require the knowledge of the relationships among dependent variables and covariates.

Web of Science ® 被引用回数 : 13

リンク情報
DOI
https://doi.org/10.1007/s11336-005-1370-2
Web of Science
https://gateway.webofknowledge.com/gateway/Gateway.cgi?GWVersion=2&SrcAuth=JSTA_CEL&SrcApp=J_Gate_JST&DestLinkType=FullRecord&KeyUT=WOS:000245010700004&DestApp=WOS_CPL
ID情報
  • DOI : 10.1007/s11336-005-1370-2
  • ISSN : 0033-3123
  • eISSN : 1860-0980
  • Web of Science ID : WOS:000245010700004

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