Thank you! As you wouldn't go the manual three-step approach, Would you then do the estimation of all things in a single step? Is there an issue with class assignment because of covariates and outcomes? Or is there some other method?
Should the MODEL INDIRECT output then list the class variable as mediator? That is, should there be a specific indirect effect that looks like Y C X in the output? My C is not listed and I'm wondering if I'm having an issue in my setup or if it doesn't get listed this way.
I see. And, since in this case the outcome is continuous, I could just alter the model constraints (and definition of [y$1], [y$2], etc.) to be consistent with those dealing with Table 17 in your "Applications of causally defined direct and indirect effects in mediation analysis using SEM in Mplus" paper? Do you have full citation information on this paper?