L.Greiner posted on Sunday, June 28, 2020 - 12:41 pm
I calculate the following model (s.below) and have the following questions on how to define a cross-level interaction and how to interpret the results.
a) Is this the correct way to specify a cross-level interaction for the time-consistent/between-cluster variable M on the within-level relationship of the time-variable x and y?
b) assuming that the random intercept xx has a negative sign (e.g. -0.10) and the effect of M on xx is positive (e.g. 0.50) - does this mean that with each increase in the unit M the xx relationship increases by 0.50 (resulting in a positive xx relationship for above-average values in M?)
c) Is there a way to visualize the cross-level interaction in Mplus?
Here's the model:
DEFINE: Center M (grandmean); !grandmean variable M