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 Student 09 posted on Wednesday, February 24, 2010 - 8:05 am
Dear All,

according to the Mplus approach (UG 230), in twolevel modeling xbj is the latent variable covariate used on the between level. I am interested in using these between-level means for further analyses.

How can I extract this information from the Mplus - is is stored in the sigma_bw matrix?

Many thanks
 Linda K. Muthen posted on Wednesday, February 24, 2010 - 10:19 am
The sample statistics given for TWOLEVEL when a variable is not on the WITHIN or BETWEEN list would reflect the latent variable decomposition you refer to.
 Student 09 posted on Wednesday, February 24, 2010 - 11:18 pm
OK, but the output shows the overall mean only -

what I would need would be the means for each between-grop unit.

Can such information be requested using output: sampstat?
 Linda K. Muthen posted on Thursday, February 25, 2010 - 10:15 am
I am not sure I understand what you mean by each between-group unit. Do you want the mean for each cluster?
 Student 09 posted on Friday, February 26, 2010 - 1:48 am
yes, ideally the mean for each cluster if this is possible
 Linda K. Muthen posted on Friday, February 26, 2010 - 9:30 am
This is not possible.
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