chuck weeks posted on Wednesday, March 21, 2012 - 12:52 am
I'm very new to Mplus and the SEM world as a whole. I'm hoping the community could provide some references and direction.
I'm interested forming a path model using composite indicators, but I can't find any information in the Mplus Users Guide regarding the syntax needed to eliminate the disturbance term in the composite variable.
Have a look at our slides in the Topic 1 handout on our website. Towards the end you will find how to specify formative/composite indicators. You fix the residual variance to zero (f@0) and fix one slope to one (f ON x1@1).