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 DaniŽlle Van der Giessen posted on Tuesday, November 16, 2010 - 8:56 am
I am trying to run a latent growth model with a categorial predictor. However, I did not get any fit indices (e.g. Chi, CFI, RMSEA)for this model. So I am wondering if this is correct, and if not what do I need to change or add?

I first estimated a growth model to examine parental support over time. It seemed that there was linear growth and that the means of the intercept and the slope were significant.
Second, I wanted to predict the intercept and slope of parental support with the categorical variable gender.

This is my input:
USEVARIABLES ARE variableA variableB variableC variableD gender
MISSING ARE ALL (999);
CATEGORICAL = gender;

ANALYSIS:
ESTIMATOR IS ML;
ITERATIONS = 10000;
CONVERGENCE = 0.00005;
COVERAGE = 0.10;
STARTS = 100 10;

Model:
i s| variableA@0 variableB@1 variableC@2 variableD@3;

i ON gender;
s On gender;

I hope you can answer my question.
Best,
Danielle
 Linda K. Muthen posted on Tuesday, November 16, 2010 - 10:04 am
Remove the CATEGORICAL list. It is for dependent variables only.
 DaniŽlle Van der Giessen posted on Wednesday, November 17, 2010 - 8:17 am
Thank you for the response!
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