I have a dyadic data set (N=157 couples) and I have two main goals:
1) create a profile, separately, for females and males based on 6 continuous variables.
2) see how these profiles predict several continuous outcomes.
For 1) I tried:
a) two step cluster analysis and latent class analysis. The results of the cluster analysis were more sound. So I have 2 clusters for females and males. To answer goal 2) i would like to insert the clusters as predictors of my independent variables. And finally test a mediation model inserting a continuous variable.
I wonder how can I do this analysis? Is this a path analysis with categorical variables as predictors? If yes, where can I find an example of Mplus input.