1. With WLSMV and covariates, we do not give standard errors for standardized estimates. Yes, the forumla is the same. 2. The interpretation is the same as for a regression coefficient, the change in y for a one unit change in x.
Wen-Hsu Lin posted on Tuesday, November 24, 2015 - 7:19 pm
Hi, Mplus team, would you mind to help me on mediation. My model: 3 Xs, 1 mediating variable, which as three categories (a), and 1 distal outcome variable (y) (count variable). My model:
X1 X2 X3---> a---->y x1 x2 x3--->y
How do I get: (1) the effects of each X on a (2) how do I get each the effects of each category of a on y, and finally (3) the mediating from x through a to y?
Muthén, B. & Asparouhov, T. (2015). Causal effects in mediation modeling: An introduction with applications to latent variables. Structural Equation Modeling: A Multidisciplinary Journal, 22(1), 12-23. DOI:10.1080/10705511.2014.935843
For (3), you could do a separate analysis of y regressed on 2 dummy variables representing a.