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 pat berglund posted on Monday, April 30, 2007 - 1:55 pm
Hello, I would like to control if the observed and latent x vars are correlated and am not sure how to specify this. For example I have 8 obs x vars and 1 latent x var and would like to let the 8 obs x vars correlate with each other but not with f1 the latent x var. Is this possible?

Here is my setup and I see f1 correlated with the x vars by default I believe:
f1 by emp edu mar birth ;
mddh sub on f1 ;
! specify correlated observed dep vars ;
mddh with sub ;

mddh sub on us mex col bel fra ger ita net ;
stand residual sampstat ;
 Linda K. Muthen posted on Monday, April 30, 2007 - 2:38 pm
In most models in Mplus, the model is estimated conditioned on the covariates so the covariances among the observed covariates and the latent covariates are zero. You would need to send your input, data, output, and license number to for me to say more.
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