Jessie Rudi posted on Tuesday, January 16, 2018 - 10:59 am
I am running a path model and keep receiving an error despite attempting many fixes.
Here is the full error message: THE STANDARD ERRORS OF THE MODEL PARAMETER ESTIMATES MAY NOT BE TRUSTWORTHY FOR SOME PARAMETERS DUE TO A NON-POSITIVE DEFINITE FIRST-ORDER DERIVATIVE PRODUCT MATRIX. THIS MAY BE DUE TO THE STARTING VALUES BUT MAY ALSO BE AN INDICATION OF MODEL NONIDENTIFICATION. THE CONDITION NUMBER IS -0.122D-15. PROBLEM INVOLVING THE FOLLOWING PARAMETER: Parameter 71, FCOLL
I have tried recoding variables so there are no zero values. All categorical variables are control variables, so I have not designated them as categorical variables in the input. I have also deleted data missing extensive data.