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 Raheleh Salimzadeh posted on Tuesday, June 05, 2018 - 7:20 am

I am preparing data to export from SPSS to Mplus.

I am replacing the missing values on each variable with .99 (a missing value flag).

In SPSS, Besides the values for each variable, I have created columns for the Total and Mean of that variable.

I have the following questions:

1. I am assuming that after replacing the missing values for each person on a specific Variable I need to recalculate the Total for that variable again.

1. Also, Do I need to replace the missing values in Total and Mean with .99 as well and then export them to Mplus?

 Bengt O. Muthen posted on Tuesday, June 05, 2018 - 5:16 pm
Q1: Right. You want to only use the non-missing values for Total and Mean.

Q2: If all subjects have missing on a variable, then Total and Mean should be given a missing value.
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