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 Chen, He posted on Sunday, October 17, 2010 - 4:25 am
Dear Linda,

I have 3 questions, thanks a lot!

Background: I use MPLUS 5.0, also set BOOTSTRP=1000.

1. Parmeterization: I run a path model with binary variables both influenced by and influence other binary variables. Should I must use "theta"?

2. Standardiezed coefficient: all the varibles in my model are binary. Is it appropriate for me to use "STD estimation" (from the output, only STD and STDYX available)?

3. CI: I also want to report confidence intervals for standardized coefficients. However, there is only standardized coefficients, but no CI or SE in the output. IS this normal? How can I calculate CI or SE?

Thank you so much!
 Linda K. Muthen posted on Monday, October 18, 2010 - 3:42 pm
1. Yes.

2. You should use StdY which you can obtain by dividing StdYX by the standard deviation of x.

3. For a model like yours we do not give standard errors of the standardized coefficients so confidence intervals are not available.
 Chen, He posted on Tuesday, October 19, 2010 - 1:01 pm
Dear Linda,

Thanks a lot!
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