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35 years Working Group SEM

This is the Web-Page of the Working Group Structural Equation Modeling. This group exists since 1986 and is going to create information pages for its members and other people who are interested in developments and applications of structural equation models.

The next meeting will take place on March 14-15, 2024 in Enschede

The next meeting of the Structural Equation Modeling (SEM) Working Group will take place on March 14-15, 2024 in Enschede. Organizers of the meeting are Prof. Dr. Jörg Henseler (University of Twente) and Dr. Florian Schuberth (University of Twente). Further information can be found here.

The past meeting of the Structural Equation Modeling (SEM) Working Group took place on March 15-17, 2023 in Bielefeld. This SEM meeting was part of the conference "Advanced Techniques for Longitudinal Data Analysis in Social Science" (ATLASS 2023). Further information can be found here.



Year of foundation 1986

The Working Group „Structural Equation Modeling“ was founded in 1986 and had its first meeting at ZUMA (now GESIS) in Mannheim. Meetings will be in April or May each year depending on the local organizer who will be elected in the respective previous meeting. Members of the group are coming from various disciplines, for example Psychology, Sociology, Political Science, Economy. The Working Group has an informal character. There is no affiliation to any research organization. Exchange and presentation of methodological problems in structural equation modeling and related fields are the main goal of the group. The presentation of current research problems on the meetings with questions from the speaker to the audience are highly recommended.



Meetings were at different locations in Germany, Netherlands and Switzerland. Meetings until 1999 took place biannually and from 2007 up to now the meetings take place annually.


Currently approximately 146 members are on the list. The membership is easy - write an e-mail to my secretary

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