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 Seth J. Schwartz posted on Wednesday, February 23, 2011 - 9:44 am
Dear Bengt and Linda:

I'm estimating a structural model with latent endogenous variables, and I want to get the intercepts for the latent variables.

I have tried asking for them like this:


But I have gotten an error message that the model is not identified. I tried to set one of the indicator intercepts to zero as a way of identifying the model, but then it wouldn't converge!!

What am I doing wrong here?

Thanks very much, and all the best to both of you.

Seth Schwartz
 Linda K. Muthen posted on Wednesday, February 23, 2011 - 12:30 pm
In a cross-sectional model, means and intercepts of the latent variables cannot be estimated. They are fixed at zero. Only with multiple groups or multiple time points can they be estimated.
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