I have * 9 dependent variables (9 categorial depressive symptoms, 0-4), "How do you feel at the moment." * 10 time-varying covariates (life events 1-10: yes/no), "Did A happen to you within the last 3 months? Did B happen to you within the last 3 months" (etc). * 5 measurement points, time interval 3 months. Both the dependent variables and the time-varying covariates where measured 5 times for each person.
My question is whether life events do have a systematic influence on depressive symptoms: do specific life events cause specific patterns of depressive symptoms.
(1) Is there any way in MPLUS to calculate ONE interaction test for this, that would conclude: yes, there is some kind of interaction between life events and depressive symptoms. (2) How would I further elaborate this then? E.g. Life Event "1" leads to more depressive symptoms A, B and C, whereas Life Event "2" leads to symptoms B, E and G.