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Using total scores as latent variables
Structural Equation Modeling
Aiden M A Thornton
posted on Thursday, January 05, 2017 - 9:40 pm
I'm trying to study the correlation (and shared variance) between two variables.
However, I do not have scores for items, but only have total scores for each person.
If I conduct a structural model between the two variables without first doing a measurement model (because I don't have the item scores), it treats the two variables as observed.
Is there a way to treat the variables as latent variables in a structural model without first doing a measurement model?
Bengt O. Muthen
posted on Friday, January 06, 2017 - 3:19 pm
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