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 Mohamed posted on Wednesday, November 24, 2010 - 12:33 am
I am new in Mplus and especially in path analysis,so, in advance sorry for this newbie question. I have 7 exogenous variables (dichotomous and continuous) and an endogenous variable (dichotomous) for 130 observations.

I want to make a path analysis, can you tell me if this is feasible with N = 130 and with a lot of variables (8 variables)?

 Linda K. Muthen posted on Wednesday, November 24, 2010 - 9:25 am
It sounds like you have a regression model with a binary dependent variable and seven observed exogenous covariates. It would seem your sample size is adequate for a probit or logistic regression of these data.
 Mohamed posted on Thursday, November 25, 2010 - 12:30 am
Thank you for your reply Linda, i forgot to tell you that i have also some mediating variables (2 variables).
 Linda K. Muthen posted on Thursday, November 25, 2010 - 8:51 am
Now you have added parameters to your model. You can use a Monte Carlo study to investigate whether your sample size is large enough.
 Mohamed posted on Friday, November 26, 2010 - 3:31 am
Thank you Linda

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