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 HALUS posted on Thursday, June 11, 2009 - 2:20 pm
As the user guide said, in multiple group analysis, intercepts, thresholds, and factor loadings are held equal across groups as default. But does this also apply to second-order factor model?

I have a second-order factor model: three second-order factors and each second-order factor has two first-order factors (each first-order factor has multiple observed variables).
I have no problem constraining the first-order factor loadings across groups but have difficulty holding the second-order factor loadings equal across groups.
 Linda K. Muthen posted on Thursday, June 11, 2009 - 4:28 pm
These should be held equal as the default. You should not have to do anything to hold them equal. Please send the output and your license number to
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