Hello Dr/s Muthen, I'm new to Mplus and wanted to confirm if my cross-lagged model (5 manifest, binary variables assessed twice) is correctly specified using WLSMV:
CATEGORICAL = X1-X5 Y1-Y5;
X1 ON SES; X2-4 ON age gender SES; Y1 ON SES; Y2-4 ON age gender SES;
X1 WITH X2 X3 X4 X5; X2 WITH X3 X4 X5; X3 WITH X4 X5; X4 WITH X5;
Y2 ON X2 X1; Y1 ON X1 X2; Y3 ON X3 X1; Y1 ON X1 X3; Y4 ON X4 X1; Y1 ON X1 X4; Y5 ON X5 X1; Y1 ON X1 X5;
I'm uncertain whether I should declare X1-X5 as categorical or not as I read in previous comments that this command is related to dependent variables. However, given the estimation of autocorrelations I'm just wondering if it's necessary.