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Structural Equation Modeling
posted on Monday, March 21, 2011 - 5:02 am
I am a beginning to Mplus. Will appreciate your help on my questions!
I am testing a model using path analysis. In my proposed model, I have 3 IVs (x1-x3), 2 mediators (y1, y2), and 4 DVs (y3-y6).
Here are the first code I wrote:
TITLE: test for model;
Data: file is TestData.dat;
Variable: Names are y1-y6 X1-X3;
Usevariables are y1-y6 X1-X3;
Model: y1 y2 ON x1-x3;
y3 y4 y5 y6 ON y1 y2;
y3 y4 y5 y6 ON x1 x2 x3;
The results were not quite good. CFI=.93, but RMSEA= .54. But another student used AMOS and ended up with a result of CFI= .94, RMSEA= .06. We are using the same dataset.
Did I do it right? Or, I was wrong on the code part?
Linda K. Muthen
posted on Monday, March 21, 2011 - 3:43 pm
The difference in fit could be due to Mplus using n and Amos using n-1. Or the models could be different. Check the number of parameters in both outputs.
posted on Monday, March 21, 2011 - 6:54 pm
thank you very much!! i actually messed sth up. now the result is very good!!thanks!!
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