

Questions about Interactions 

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annonymous posted on Friday, December 30, 2005  6:51 am



I have a conceptual question. I have a theory that suggests three measures make up latent variable x1 and four measures make up x2. However, some theorize that the measures of x1 and x2 make up a secondorder factor of x3. All that we can say for the secondorder factor is that x1 and x2 correlate, but they do not interact. This is a correct assumption? 


I'm not sure what you mean. A model for a secondorder factor with only two indicators is not identified, so you could only look at the correlation between the two firstorder factors not test a secondorder factor model. Is this what you mean? 

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