# Estimating SEM using the lavaan package in R

Caleb Scheidel

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R SEM lavaan

This tutorial shows how to estimate a full structural equation model (SEM) with latent variables using the lavaan package in R. The model consists of three latent variables and eleven manifest variables, as described in our previous post setting up a running CFA and SEM example. To review, the model to be fit is the following: