Abby Gray posted on Friday, January 24, 2014 - 10:28 am
Hello. Could someone please explain to me in plain English what a factor score in MPlus actually represents? I understand how to produce them, and a bit about how MPlus computes them, but I am struggling with the language for their interpretation. Thanks very much.
Is the estimation of a latent variable or the factor scores (within an SEM) based on the assumption that the factor scores are normally distributed? Does this mean that it is not informative to test whether factor scores are normally distributed (unless mixed modelling is used)?