• Table of Contents
  • Foreword
  • Chapter 1. Introduction to Structural Equation Modeling
  • Chapter 2. Center and Spread
  • Chapter 3. Type of Data, Distributions, Graphs
  • Chapter 4. Covariance and Correlation
  • Chapter 5. Directionality and Causality
  • Chapter 6. Standard Errors and p-values
  • Chapter 7. Linear Regression
  • Appendix A. Introduction to SPSS
  • Appendix B. Introduction to AMOS
  • Appendix C. Common Formulas
  • Translations
  • Appendix B

    Introduction to AMOS

    Appendix B: Introduction to AMOS

    AMOS is also available through BYU Cloud Apps. Once you log in and select All Apps, scroll down until you see the AMOS logo.


    Click the icon to launch the software. It should open in a new window in your browser. It may take several minutes to load.

    AMOS has menus you can use to access its features and an array of buttons on the left side. The buttons are explained below:

    Draw an observed variable

    Draw an unobserved (latent) variable

    Draw a latent variable or add an indicator to a latent variable

    Draw paths with a single-headed arrow

    Draw covariances with a double-headed arrow

    Add a unique variable to an existing variable

    Figure captions

    List variables in model

    List variables in data set

    Select one object at a time

    Select all objects

    Deselect all objects

    Duplicate objects

    Move objects

    Erase objects

    Change the shape of objects

    Rotate the indicators of a latent variable

    Reflect the indicators of a latent variable

    Move parameter values

    Scroll through path diagram

    Touch up a variable (makes your path diagram prettier)

    Select data file(s)

    Analysis properties

    Calculate estimates

    Copy the path diagram to the clipboard

    View text output

    Save the current path diagram

    Object properties

    Drag properties from object to object

    Preserve symmetries

    Zoom in on an area you select

    Zoom in

    Zoom out

    Show the entire image on screen

    Resize the diagram to fit on a page

    Zoom in closely on the diagram


    Multiple group analysis

    Print the selected path diagram(s)



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