I'm running a number of multilevel models, and I wanted to clarify one portion of the output.
The thing that's curious to me is that in the "between level" output (below), a covariance between lang2 and lang3 is added (LANG3 WITH LANG2). This is not something I specified in the input. I haven't been able to identify the reason for this. Do you know what is happening here?
I'm not sure of the answer in this case given that lang2 predicts lang3 in the "within" level of the model, but lang2 is also predicted by a number of other variables. I believe this means they are both endogenous. Is this correct? If so, does this mean the correlation is between the observed values, not the residual variances?