I am seeking some help to include a categorical variable (race) in a path model. I got this error message: "For covariances between categorical variables, specify PARAMETERIZATION=RESCOV"
Here is my code:
VARIABLE: names are age childpov stress finstrain educat2 income2 brief_sum race white2; Usevariables are age childpov stress finstrain educat2 brief_sum race; categorical are race; missing are all (-99); ANALYSIS: Estimator is MLR; MODEL: brief_sum on stress age educat2 childpov; stress on finstrain childpov; finstrain with childpov; finstrain with educat2; finstrain with race; race with childpov; race with age; MODEL INDIRECT: brief_sum ind stress finstrain; OUTPUT: sampstat standardized mod tech1;
When I add the command: PARAMETERIZATION=RESCOV; to my code (after "estimator is MLR;), MPlus told me I needed to add the line of code: TYPE=MIXTURE. So I included both of those commands and still got an error message: "This analysis is only available with the Mixture or Combination Add-On."