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 Glenn Kiekens posted on Wednesday, June 05, 2019 - 11:53 pm
I am looking to investigate the lagged effects of variables X and Z at t-1 in predicting a dichotomous categorical variable Y at t using the DSEM framework. I am wondering whether I should (or should not) include the autoregressive effects of X and Z (input lines 2-3 below) in the model? In what way does this change the interpretation of the spillover effects? I have run both models and get quite different results for some of the spillover effects.

Y ON Y&1;! Carryover effect Y
X ON X&1;! Carryover effect X
Z ON Z&1;! Carryover effect Z
Y ON X&1 Z&1;! Spillover effects of interest.

Thank you for considering my question.
 Tihomir Asparouhov posted on Thursday, June 06, 2019 - 7:25 pm
Yes - you should include those. See Section 5
and pages 14-17
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