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 Anna Austin posted on Thursday, February 02, 2017 - 5:36 am

I would like to run an SEM model using 3 continuous latent variables and 1 binary dependent variable. What specifications do I need to make in the ANALYSIS portion of the Mplus code (e.g., ESTIMATOR)?

Thank you!
 Linda K. Muthen posted on Thursday, February 02, 2017 - 6:19 am
See Example 5.1 in the user's guide.
 Anna Austin posted on Monday, February 06, 2017 - 5:32 pm
Thank you!

Would you be able to provide some additional clarification? The dependent variable of my SEM model is binary. In addition to specifying this variable under CATEGORICAL ARE, what type of estimation should be specified in the ESTIMATOR statement?
 Linda K. Muthen posted on Monday, February 06, 2017 - 6:08 pm
There is nothing else needed. Example 5.2 covers this case. The Topic 2 course video on the website covers categorical variables. Listen to that for further information.
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