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 paulpauline posted on Saturday, July 06, 2013 - 9:35 am
It is possible to estimate mediation effect using tobit mediation method in Mplus when the independent variable is censored?
 Linda K. Muthen posted on Sunday, July 07, 2013 - 1:49 pm
What is the scale of

1. Exogenous variable
2. Mediator
3. Final outcome
 paulpauline posted on Monday, July 08, 2013 - 7:22 am
1. Exogenous variable : ratio scale (censored continuous variable)
2. Mediator : intertval scale
3. Final outcome : intertval scale
 Linda K. Muthen posted on Monday, July 08, 2013 - 10:28 am
In regression, the scale of exogenous variables is not an issue. Covariates can be continuous or binary. In both cases, they are treated as continuous. Given that the censored variable is the exogenous variable, indirect effect can be computed as the product of the two linear regression coefficients. It will be treated as continuous.
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