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Measurement invariance can be used to demonstrate that a construct has an equivalent meaning to separate groups or across repeated measurements. In particular, "measurement invariance applies to group comparison, to mean comparisons across measurement occasions, and to differential relations between constructs by group..."

Category: Data analyses

The mediation model is a framework which accounts for mediating variables hypothesized to lie intermediate in the relationship between the independent variable and outcome.

Category: Data analyses

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Mediators are variables which serve as the mechanism by which the independent variable affects the outcome. These variables can help to explain the relationship between independent and dependent variables.

Category: Study methods and variables

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Metacommunication involves communicating both the content of a particular message as well as how this message should be interpreted. It may include explicitly verbal dialogue, or may be expressed through implicitly through body language and tone.

Category: Programs and therapies

A metadata analysis combines and quantitatively analyzes the results of several different, pre-existing studies while integrating the articles together in a narrative review.

Category: Study methods and variables

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A migrant is an individual who crosses national boundaries for economic reasons (i.e., employment).

Category: Military

The military department includes the Department of the Army, the Department of the Navy, and the Department of the Air Force, all of which fall under the D.o.D.

The military family resilience theory is based in the concept of resilience, the family stress model, family systems theory, and Bronfenbrenner's Ecological Theory. Thus, the military family resilience theory addresses the ability of family members and the family as a whole to overcome the challenges associated with military life.

The military health system "provides direction, resources, health care providers, and other means necessary to foster, protect, sustain, and restore health to Service members and other beneficiaries."

Category: Military

The military life cycle (MLC) model is a long-term transition model, through which service members prepare to exit their military career through a series of "touch points" which help service members make informed career decisions to map out their future civilian goals.

Category: Programs and therapies

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