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Mplus Discussion
Announcements
Exploratory Factor Analysis
Confirmatory Factor Analysis
Confirmatory factor analysis
Tests of model fit
EFA in CFA Framework using Dichotomous Variables
MGROUP Modelling & MeanStructures
Fitting a measurement model in a multilevel analysis
An indicator with three categories
Multigroup analysis versus MIMIC model
Factor analysis df
Modification Indices
Obtaining scaled chisquare difference test
ChiSquare Diff Testing Using the SatorraBentler Scaled ...
ChiSquare Difference Testing Using the SB Scaled ChiSquare
Confirmatory factor analysis
Cronbach's alpha etc..
Generalfactor, specificfactor modeling
3 dimensional data
Factor structure and stability of a scale in a RCT
How to compute composite reliability
StdYX greater than 1 leads residual variance negative
Error Message
Loading coefficients
Interaction terms
'Nestedness'
Configural invariance with M Plus
MIMIC modeling with 2 timepoints
Allowing for correlation among error terms in manifest va...
Skewness
CFA v EFA
Stepwise regression
Count and categorical indicators
Correlation between factors
Obtaining factor scores
Testing Restrictive Invariance Hypotheses
Second order factors
Nonlinear Factor Analysis
Testing the equality of covariance matrices
Satorra Bentler chisquare correction for nonnormality
Scale Factors for Mgroup CFA
Item Parcels
Polychoric correlations and ULS
Construct validiy with CFASEM
Factor loadings
Applicability of CFA
Linearity of effects
Monte Carlo Models
Interpretation of factor score determinacy coefficient
RMSEA in CFA using WLSMV estimation
Individual Factor loading matrix as input
Power Analysis in CFA
Mean Structures in CFA
Negative Residual Variance
Polyserial vs. biserial correlations
Estimators and stratified sampling
Thresholds
Hiearchical CFA
Batch processing: chisquared values
Range of Factors
Error Message  Categorical variable S1 contains less tha...
Test for skewness and kurtosis
Chisquare difference testing using MLMV
Measurement Invariance across groups
Monte Carlo Studies
Residual correlations
Item Level CFA with SEM
Correlations between factors
Analzing residuals
WLSMV
Factor interactions
Standard errors of parameter estimates
Monte Carlo style analyses query
Multigroup CFA with different variable sets
Non Positive Definite Matrix
Multicollinearity in Confirmatory Factor Analysis.
2ndorder CFA with complex sample
Model Fit ChiSquare in MPLUS versus LISREL or SAS
Multiple group factor invariance
Pre and posttreatment means, mediated paths
Questions about Interactions
Sample size by Monte Carlo simulation
Setting factor variance to 1 in mplus
Output question
Modification indices, TECH2, and LM test
EFA with ordered categorical variables
Pattern and structure coefficients in CFA
Intercept in the StdYX column
When to use sample size adjusted BIC?
No standard error presented
Robust Statistics
DIFFTEST
Comparing CFA models
SAVING FACTOR SCORES FOR MULTIPLE GROUPS
CI for ratio of two factor loadings
Chisquare difference test using WLSMV
Restricting residual variances to be positive
Higherorder model comparison
CFA for repeated measures
Group size in MCFA
Multiple group CFA when using MIXTURE COMPLEX
Twin Study
Comparing correlations  output vs Tech 4
NonConvergence
Measurement invariance across groups and time
Estimator
Degrees of Freedom
CFA using multi matrix sampling data
How to interpret Multiple Group CFA output
CFA testing equality of factor means across groups
Nested CFAs create linear dependency?
SchmidLieman Transformations
A few problems
Metric of factor loadings
Measurement equivalent/invariance
Bootstrapping Standard Errors
Multigroup CFA with ceiling effects for 1 group
Chisquare value Mplus vs. Lisrel
G Theory and SEM
Fit indices for CFA with categorical indicators
Formative (causal) measurement model
Correlate errors in CFA
DIFFTEST
Why does number of indicators affect chisquare?
CFI/TLI/RMSEA
"type=missing" and MLM
Maximum number of variables
Standardized estimates of residual covariances
Fixing factor loadings to zero
Probit coefficient
CFA with dyadic data
CFA with COVARIANCE data BY Groups
Semicontinuous items
Error message parameter 36 (?)
Errors
CFA with count variables?
Degrees of freedom
Multigroup CFA with Dichotomous Variables
CFA for tolevel data
Standardization
Multigroup factor analysis with summary data
CFA and Rasch model
How to order standardized varcov residual
Factor analysis and distal outcomes
MODEL COVERAGE and MODEL CONSTRAINT
CFA of Symptom inventory
General
MTMM Multigroup
Test of equal sigmas
MLR
Estimation of factor means
Multi group Second order CFA
Modification Indices
Outputting a Variable?
Matrix
Construct unidimensionality
Testing Equality of Covariance Matrices
Compare factor means across two groups
Fit indices with categorial and/or weight option
Measurement invariance
Confidence Intervals for RMSEA (Other than 90%)
ML Fit Function and SaveData
Robust Procdure??????
Perfect goodness of fit
Empty Bivariate Table is not equal to 1?
Identification Problem / Second Order Factor Model
Factorial invariance
Factor scores in SPSS vs. Mplus
New to Mplus  how to use modification indices?
CFA with Constraints
Identification problem
CFA of An Unusual Scale
CFA Testing Model Constraints
Different WRMR values with the same code
Using vars with differing numbers of categories
CFA ascii file dataset question
SecondOrder Factor Model
Testing bivariate normal assumption
No goodness of fit
Question re: handling replications of items in CFM
Two CFA models from one dataset
Direct effects in CFA model
Significance of CFA factor loadings
Logit regression
MIMIC
Differences between LISREL and M+ outputs
Fixing correlations in a CFA
How to get the plot in CFA ?
How to get more fit index
Temporal Invariance
Power analysis for CFA of large scale
Secondorder factor model
What does "PARAMETER 93" mean?
Data read problems
Factor scores
Measurement Invariance
Bianary outcome variables and CFA
Various types of indicators
Fit statistics and factor loadings
Factor loadings
Possible to have too many factors?
Minimum Number of Indicators per factor
Should EFA Results be the same as CFA Results?
Bifactor Model Problems
Correction for nonindependent observations
WLSMV and RMSEA
Error Message "variance for latent variable"
Simulation using estimates from a MIMIC model
Second factor reverses sign of parameter
Model fit with both binary & continuous indicators
Modification indices in MC simulation
Diff test single and 2nd order factor
MTMM
Error message
Inconsistant fit
"by" or "on" ?
CFA for measure validation
Plotting DIF in MIMC
Discrepancy among the fit indices
CFA with categorical data
Second order factor problem
Fit indices with inconsistent results
Paper: MLE in general latent variable modeling
MLM mean adjustment
How MPLUS Computes Factor Scores
Correlation between latent variables
Factor determinacy with categorical predictors?
Decimals
Optimal system requirements
Not positive definite error message
Raykov's scale reliability estimate
Latent factor output
Multigroup CFA with ordinal, complex data
CFA and FIML
General specific factor model
CFA: setting varibles to 1
MODEL statements in MCFA
Covariance pb in CFA of categorical with MLR
ULS in Amos vs. WLS in MPLUS
Monte Carlo with CFA and multiple groups
Constraining covariances
Number of observations
LM test for multigroup analysis?
Measurement invariance over time and attrition
Factors with only one variable
Significance issue bw delta & theta
CFA with nonnormal continuous data
CFA with only formative indicators...
Confusing error message about sampling weights
2pl correlations
Multigroup cfa for a lot of groups and subgroups
Saving CFA estimates
Modeling crossloadings in Monte Carlo
500+ limitation on variables?
Nonsignificant intercept
IRT: Item discrimination parameter =1 (logit)?
Fixing error term according to known reliability
Multiple group analysis for secondorder factors
Excessice multivariate Kurtosis
DIFFTEST (one vs two factor model)
Monte Carlo ordinal CFA y* total variance
Multigroup comparison in CFA
Factor mean differences
IRT with screening questions
Testing of configural invariance
Variance of a higherorder factor is negative
Constraining standardized uniqueness
Test theory and factor analysis
Area under aggregate information curve in IRT
Surprising Modification Indices
MLR Fit indices
Z scores as factor indicators
Factor scores with missing value
Anchor points in scales
Implied covariance matrix
Output factor scores with ID variable?
Significance
Type of CFA  fscores output
SE for factor scores?
Power for multigroup CFA
Running a CFA from correlation matrix
CFA in Type Complex vs Type twolevel
Within subjects measurement invariance testing?
Residual Bootstrap with Weight Variable
Convergence problem in multigroup analysis
Mplus vs Lisrel
Simulation using factor loading matrixpossible?
Standardized model results
SEM with a nominal dependent variable
SE of factor scores
Role of Cronbach's alpha in scale development
Multivariate nonnormality
Perfect fit statistics
MPlus means not consistent with SPSS
MGCFA with covariance matrices: Number of groups?
Comparing models across response distributions
CFA with an observed variable factor
Type=rand;
Comparing item estimates in Multiple Group IRT
Model fit without chi square
HigherOrder Confirmatory FA
CFA: Correlation > 1 for latent variables
How to interpret Mplus output
SEs of parameter estimates problem
Nonlinear constraints for loading DIF
Factor analysis on daylevel
2nd order factor model Typ II
CFA in two samples
To use binary rating system(01) in CFA
CFA Standardized Loadings greater than 1
Analysing imputated mupltiple group data
Non positive definite and fit statistics
SAVEDATA factor score
Model Fit Index WRMR
Testing withinsubjects diff' in factor means
ChiSquare difference testing with WLSMV
TLI > 1
How to get fit index when the sample size is large
Effects coding method of identification
Nested Model Error
Chisquare in MPlus vs. Amos
Esimator for the v.2.02 of mplus
I can't get the list function to work
Multigroup CFA  good fit, but n.s. estimates
Interpreting probit regression coefficients in CFA
Standard error of factor score
Local independence
An idea
Outliers in CFA
Error message
SAVEDATA
Measurement Invariance  Constraints
When should you add factor loadings?
SAVEDATA: ESTIMATES record layout
Multilevel CFA with ordinal variables
Problematic indicator reliability?
Multiple Group Analysis  Problem building factors
Standardized Residuals (zscores) for Covariances
Measurement Invariance testing
Transfering Data
CFA on measured var for MultiGroup Path Analysis?
Obtaining Additional Fit Indices
Freeing measurement errors
Parceling dichotomous items
Means for latent variables
Outliers and model fit
Secondorder CFA in AMOS
Monte Carlo simulation
Adding Labels for Factors in the CFA Output
CFA : empty cell warnings
Latent mean partial invariance interpretation
Problem estimating parameter
Identification and Choice of Path Fixing
2nd Order Formative Indicator
FSCORES  why has my variance changed?
Second order ESEM
Secondorder CFA among multiple groups
What does Mplus analyzed for CFA model
How to constrain the two factors to be equivalent
Model fit between free and restricted model
Marker Indicator @1 vs latent Variance@1
Deviance information criterion
Problems with Mplus Version 6.1
Examine a CFA model with simulated data
CFA with Bayesian estimation
Obtaining additional decimal places
MC sample size simulation with categorical data
Degrees of Freedom in "Baseline model" output
Modification Indices and Sample Size
MI as a continuous function of age
Generating an artificial data set through mplus
Orthogonal indicators in simulation
Negative 2LL values
Rating scales  one source
Factors scores method
CFA when measures have different scales
Factor score transformation to Rasch IRT Wscale
Adding syntax for default settings
CFA Warning Message
Using MLR for factor invariance analysis
Mplus CFI is smaller than LISREL's?
Factor Mean Constraints in CFA
Estimation of Scale Reliability Using Mplus
HigherOrder FA
FSCOEFFICIENT matrix
Weird df coming out from CFA tests
CFA
Total SEM novice
No convergence. # of iterations exceeded
Constraining residual variance
Empty cell in bivariate table
Steps in MGCFA with continuous variables
Multiple measurements of the same subject in CFA
Strict Factorial Invariance in multigroup CFA
CFA with control variables
2PL parameters
Measurement model  selected observed variables
CFA all binary Variables
Some discrimination parameters equal in IRT
Generating outofsample factor scores
Checking for acquiescence: correlation
THE RESIDUAL COVARIANCE MATRIX (THETA) IS NOT
Factor Scores as Dependent Variables
CFA fit indices
Longitudinal Factor Analysis
CFA with nonlinear indicator
Multiple imputed CFA  standardized residuals?
Discriminant Validity in Mplus
Analysis of means
Correlated Errors in CFA using ML
Est./s.e. 999.000?
Saving residual scores
"normal distribution"
Outliers in CFA
Chisquare value
AMOS and LISREL vs. Mplus
Fixing loading to zero vs. excluding an item
CFA with categorical data
Estimating factor scores in categorical CFA
Model Convergence
Error message concerning categorical variables
MGA Syntax Question
Effect of multigroup CFA on RMSEA
Modification Indices with WLSMV estimator
CFI index
MCFM and structural model specification
Rotation + Loadings
Item errors correlate
Summed Raw Scores as Latent Variables
Moderated factor loadings
Invariance of singleitem constructs
Variant latent means
Censored variable
Comparing models in bayesian framework
Output error  too many categories
Correlations in Mplus
Syntax for secondorder and bifactor CFA
Longitudinal measurement invariance
SUBPOPULATION and MG/KNOWNCLASS
Factors scores
Z scores of factor loadings and error variances
Simulation
Saving residuals
Reading a covariance matrix data file
Usevariable
MIMIC model and multigroup analysis
CFA with dichotomous outcome
Interpret indicator intercepts in Longitudinal FA
Group Comparisons in cases of metric variance
Data type for CFA analysis in Mplus
Using sampling weights
Noncongeneric CFA model
Parameterization
CFA with repeated measures
Construct discrimination validation
Bifactor model
MAHALANOBIS DISTANCE
Detection of threshold differences
Measurement invariance, freeing intercepts
Error No. 59 ?!
Varying numbers of factors in MGCFA
IRT scores
Strict Invariance
False claim: "Variance of zero"
MESSAGE: THE LATENT VARIABLE COVARIANCE
Multilevel CFA Between Level Factor Necessary?
ESEM
Error message
Huge chi square but other fit indices perfect?
CFA + nonnormal Likert data
SRMR fit index for order categorical data
Mplus on Mac
MPLUS error message
Semicontinuous Analysis and Gated Questions
MSE
Higher order and three correlated factors
Distribution of latent factor(s)
Picture of model?
Exceeding character limit
Constraints
Degrees of freedom with multiple groups
Covariates
Syntax errors
Correlation between factors
Measurement invariance depedent samples
2tailed pvalue
Interpretation
Low cfi
Second order and bifactor
Modification indices and different ML estimators
Multigroup CFA advice
# of Free / Estimated Parameters in Mplus vs. Amos
About p value
Positive and negative factor loadings in cfa
Reliability of a questionnaire
How to obtain unstandardized factor score
Help with CFA on longitudinal data
Measurement invariance of 2ndorder factor
Confirmatory Factor Analysis WITH statement
Error in analysis command
Binary CFA vs IRT
Testing two CFA models on the same sample
BIC index
The role of astericks on model fit
Binary Single Indicator Latent Variables
Longitudinal CFA estimates to use in simulations
Longitudinal CFA with multicollinearity
Multitrait multirater CFA w/ categorical outcomes
Strong factor correlation and factor means
CFA design?
Residual covariance of firstorder factors
Mixture CFA with different number of factors
Saving values in a separate file
Positive and Negative factor loadings
Multigroup multilevel CFA with ordinal indicators
Measurement model
CFA with ordinal data
CFA with zeroinflated neg. binomial paths
MGCFA: WLSMV
Fit indices
Multilevel CFA?
Saving separate array files
Chisquare difference test is overpowered
Longitudinal Monte Carlo Study
CFA
Dissimilar fit indices outcomes
FSCORES not the same as factors
Measurement Invariance Analyses
Measurement invariance with multigroups
Java
Labeling correlated errors
Implied Model Output from BSEM
Error output
Crossvalidation in CFA
Multigroup Analysis in a within design
Saving factor scores
Error message multigroup
Warning Message
Measurement invariance with trend design data
Bifactor  negative loadings on group factor
Nonpositive values in CFA
Bootstrap standard errors
Validition sample command
CFA. missing data by design (cat variables)
Nominal variable in CFA Example
Odd CFA results using MLR
CFA method and reporting with categorical data
Correlated residuals among firstorder factors?
Residual Variances in Multilevel CFA
Factor correlation significant difference
Multivariate normality and scale chi squared test
Bifactor CFA model
Multigroup CFA using modification indices
Select Standardized Model Results for CFA
Select Standardized Model Results for CFA
Mean comparison in ESEM and CFA
Outputting factor score problem
Testing Moderated Longitudinal Invariance
Twoparameter logistic IRT model, persons scores
Error Message  Computing Standard Errors
Item Response Theory
CFA with count data
New invariance testing feature
Multiple processors, CFA, imputed dataset
Plausible values
SatorraBentler ChiSquare Difference Test
Standardized and unstandardized esitimates
Secondorder and bifactor model
Interpreting Probit Factor Loadings in CFA
Cronbach's Alpha vs Composite Reliability
Multigroup alignment method
Multigroup CFA for dummies/beginners?
Corr>1 between second and firstorder latent var
Error message
High error variance
Threelevel CFA?
Does not get the correct no. of observation
Standardized regression weights
Measurement invariance
Comparing latent means
CFA with different response options
Basic stats before the CFA
Different results from different versions
How to obtain factor score weight in Mplus
Scaling issues for surveys in a CFA
Chisquare difference test for MG
Bayes Factor for Complex Model
Ordinal CFA with Imputed Data
Data cohort command
Error message when doing CFA
Use only one of the factors from a model
Cutoff point for chisquare
Priors for residual correlations in Bayes CFA
Standardization in BSEM?
CFA bifactor simulation syntax
CTCU
Data simuluation in Mplus
Data simuluation in Mplus
MTMM model
Bayesian measurement invariance?
Negative residual variance message?
Adding/Subtracting Two Latent Factors
Convert LISREL syntax to MPlus: a question
IRT 2PL FORMULA
Correlating residuals in BSEM?
Measurment invariance with other variables
MGCFA
Indicator order for latent variable
Multidimensional IRT script
Using and calculating Factor scores
CFA and Cronbach’s Alpha
CFA measurement model
Multigroup CFA empty cell
CFA of count data
Factor alignment method possible?
Proportions of data in CFA
Satorrabentler chi2
Variance explained by 2nd order factor
2 Questions about Monte Carlo Simulation
2 Questions about Monte Carlo Simulation (conti)
Censoring
A warning message
Secondorder CFA growth model
Item retention in bifactor CFA
Multigroup parametrization
Model fit
Dependent variable is observed not latent
Multigroup invariance testing with missing items
Group selection  Mplus implementation
Structural Equation Modeling
Multilevel Data/Complex Sample
Latent Variable Mixture Modeling
Growth Modeling of Longitudinal Data
Missing Data Modeling
Categorical Data Modeling
Test topic

