Comparing PATH coefficients

jeb

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I am using PATH analysis to examine aggressive behaviour. I have run two separate PATH models with the same participants. Please note these models are not nested or run on subgroups. The only difference between the models is the context of situation I am asking about. The models contain Identical structure (i.e., same number of variables and PATH structure). Between the models the variables invovle questions about I dentical behaviours, but in different contexts.

Question 1: is there a test of significance to compare PATH coefficients (Bettas) between the two models?

Question 2: is there a test of signficance to compare sqaured multiple correlations between the two models?

Any insight would be greatly appreciated.