Concordia University

Rex B Kline, PhD

Professor, Psychology

Office: L-PY 151-6 
Psychology Building,
7141 Sherbrooke W.
Phone: (514) 848-2424 ext. 7556
Website(s): Psychology website


PhD (Wayne State University)

Research interests

My background is in measurement, psychological assessment, and child clinical psychology. Current areas of research include:

  • Structural equation modeling
  • Reform and modernization of inference and analysis methods in the behavioral sciences
  • Usability of computer tools for professionals

Selected publications

Reporting standards

Appelbaum, M., Cooper, H., Kline, R. B., Mayo-Wilson, E., Nezu, A. M., & Rao, S. M., (2018). Journal article reporting standards for quantitative research in psychology:The APA Publications and Communications Board Task Force report. American Psychologist, 73, 3–25.

Structural equation modeling

Kline, R. B. (2017). Mediation analysis in leadership studies: New developments and perspectives. In B. Schyns, R. J. Hall, & P. Neves (Eds.), Handbook of methods in leadership research (pp. 173–194). Northhampton, MA: Elgar.

Kline, R. B. (2016). Principles and practice of structural equation modeling (4th ed.). New York: Guilford Press. Introduction

Kline, R. B. (2015). Path models. In D. S. Dunn (Ed.), Oxford bibliographies in psychology. New York: Oxford University Press.

Kline, R. B. (2015). The mediation myth. Basic and Applied Social Psychology, 37, 201-213.

Kline, R. B. (2013). Assessing statistical aspects of test fairness in structural equation modeling. Educational Research and Evaluation, 19, 204-222

Kline, R. B. (2013). Exploratory and confirmatory factor analysis. In Y. Petscher & C. Schatschneider (Eds.), Applied quantitative analysis in the social sciences (pp. 171-207). New York: Routledge.

Kline, R. B. (2013). Reverse arrow dynamics: Feedback loops and formative measurement. In G. R. Hancock and R. O. Mueller, (Eds.), Structural equation modeling: A second course (2nd ed.) (pp. 39-76). Greenwich, CT: Information Age Publishing.

Kline, R, B. (2012). Assumptions of structural equation modeling. In R. Hoyle (Ed.), Handbook of structural equation modeling (pp. 111-125). New York: Guilford Press.

Reform and modernization of inference and analysis methods in the social sciences

Kline, R. B. (2013). Beyond significance testing: Statistics reform in the behavioral sciences (2nd ed.). Washington, DC: American Psychological Association. Chapter 1

Kline, R. B. (2009). Becoming a behavioral science researcher: A guide to producing research that matters. New York: Guilford Press. Chapter 7

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