lamjas posted on Wednesday, August 07, 2013 - 3:26 pm
I came cross some articles (e.g., Kauer et al 2012) using the technique of parallel process of LGM. When they assessed the indirect effect, they usually test the effect from a covariate to the slope of an outcome mediated by the intercept and the slope of a mediator.
However, does it make sense if I test the indirect effect from the intercept of an outcome to the slope of the outcome via the intercept and the slope of a mediator? If so, how to interpret such result?
You may want to ask Kauer et al. these questions. Seems like it can make sense. These growth factor mediators are also variables and if you can interpret what these variables mean, then you can interpret the indirect effects via them.