I am attempting to add some observed covariates to my measurement model. I believe I am following the code correctly but when I check my Tech4 output, it appears that MPLUS is reading these covariates as latent variables instead of observed. Can you tell me what I'm doing wrong? Here's an excerpt of my code. The variables after the on are the covariates I'm trying to include. All but m_b56 are dichotomous:
BE by m_a3 m_a31 m_a28 m_b50; BE on male onepar m_b56 grade10 grade11 grade12 schid2;
I would like to add time-consistant and time-varying covariates to the cross-lagged model with three time points.
I2 on I1 D1; D2 on D1 I1; I3 on I2 I1 D2 D1; D3 on I2 I1 D2 D1;
Question: for time-consistant variables, let's say gender, should I add it to all independent and dependent variables?: I1 on gender; D1 on gender; I2 on I1 D1 gender; D2 on D1 I1 gender; I3 on I2 I1 D2 D1 gender; D3 on I2 I1 D2 D1 gender;