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 Jason Downer posted on Tuesday, February 15, 2011 - 7:53 pm
We have conducted a LCA and have decided on a 3-class solution. We have used the savedata option to save the posterior class probabilities. How exactly do you go about using the class probabilities as predictors of a distal outcome, and how would you interpret those results (i.e., the coefficients associated with the class probability variables)?
 Bengt O. Muthen posted on Tuesday, February 15, 2011 - 8:08 pm
You can do the analysis with the distal in a single step together with the LCA.

If you want to do it in a single step, you could either use most likely class as a predictor or use the class probability as a continuous predictor. For this to work well, your entropy should be high. See also the dissertation on our web site:

Clark, S.L. (2010). Mixture modeling with behavioral data. Doctoral dissertation, University of California, Los Angeles.
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