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 Susan McNeeley posted on Sunday, August 11, 2013 - 6:57 am
I am hypothesizing a 1-1-1 mediation model where X --> M --> Y. M and Y are binary. I am interested in whether this process varies by characteristics of level-2 units (cross-level interaction). Can this be done in Mplus? Can anyone provide citations for resources on this type of analysis?

 Bengt O. Muthen posted on Sunday, August 11, 2013 - 10:48 am
Yes, Mplus can do this. You may want to use either 2-level WLSMV or 2-level Bayes in order to access M* and Y* continuous latent response variables that make the X->M*->Y* relationships linear and indirect effects defined as usual. Look for references by Preacher and Zyphur, e.g. Preacher et al (2011) in SEM.
 Linda K. Muthen posted on Sunday, August 11, 2013 - 11:32 am
See Example 9.2 in the user's guide to see how a random slope model is specified in Mplus.
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