We did an experience sampling study and collected data from 54 people three times a day for five working days (repeated measures design: daily measures are nested in individuals). We are trying to test a moderated mediation model with: Daily events (x1-x4) --> triggering daily recovery (mediator)(m) --> influencing daily home affect (y) (Lower Level Mediation). The moderator is Level 2 (number of children living at home)(w). Is it possible to test such a cross level moderated mediation model with Mplus and how could I perform the analysis? Thank you so much!
Bengt, Thank you for the reference, but I didn't see any mention of moderated mediation. Also, I believe that moderated mediation with a L2 moderator and 1-1-1 mediation is possible, but I don't know how to develop the syntax in Mplus. I have tried numerous combinations of models, but the only one that will run is one that specifies all the variables as within (even though my moderator is actually L2, between). So I am looking for help with the syntax - apologies for not being clear earlier.