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 Peter Croy posted on Tuesday, June 13, 2006 - 5:57 am
I'm just embarking on my analysis using Mplus. I have many scales that are reverse scored. Can you please advise whether Mplus will reverse the scoring of specified scales (7-point likert) or will I have to do it manually?
 Linda K. Muthen posted on Tuesday, June 13, 2006 - 6:17 am
Mplus does not reverse scores. You would need to use the DEFINE command to do this.
 Paulo Alexandre Ferreira Martins posted on Friday, July 29, 2016 - 5:43 pm
One of my models needed to add two reverse indicators.
Trying to follow one of your posts, i used this syntax:

However, warning message do not recognise one of the reverse indicators. ex:
Undefined variable used in transformation: SPBN13R".

Thank you for your attention,
 Bengt O. Muthen posted on Friday, July 29, 2016 - 5:48 pm
Note that you have a different name on the LHS and RHS:

 Paulo Alexandre Ferreira Martins posted on Saturday, July 30, 2016 - 2:16 am
Yes!...they seemed the same...thanks!

Meanwhile MPlus do not know were to find the new variables..but i already wrote them after the previous ones in the "variable" command + in the "use variable" and defined the syntax for reverse indicators...
"*** ERROR in DEFINE command
Error in assignment statement for MISSING."

Thank you!
 Bengt O. Muthen posted on Saturday, July 30, 2016 - 4:17 pm
Send the output and license number to Support.
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