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 Stephanie Fitzpatrick posted on Friday, May 18, 2018 - 12:46 pm

Is it possible to have latent profiles predicting a latent growth model without the indicators from the latent growth model being used as indicators in the LPA?

If so, what would the syntax look like?


 Bengt O. Muthen posted on Friday, May 18, 2018 - 1:45 pm
Q1: Yes.

Q2: See the approach used in the manual 3-step procedure in our Mplus Web Notes 15 and 21 on our website.
 Stephanie Fitzpatrick posted on Friday, May 18, 2018 - 1:58 pm
Thank you for your response Bengt. But isn't the BCH command only used for observed variables. What if the distal outcome is also latent?
 Tihomir Asparouhov posted on Friday, May 18, 2018 - 2:41 pm
See Section 3 in http://statmodel.com/examples/webnotes/webnote21.pdf
The secondary model would be the growth model while the LPA analysis is estimated first to obtain the BCH estimates.
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