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 Michael Höfler posted on Friday, September 22, 2006 - 4:20 am
hi all,

i am new to this forum and not yet experienced in using Mplus.

i'd like to do a very simple CFA with a syntax like

"MODEL: factor1 BY bi06 bi05 bi04 bi07 ;
factor2 BY bi13 bi27 bi28 ;"

Mplus always returns the factor loadings (estimates) on a metric that yields an estimate of 1 for factor1 BY bi06. how can i get the results on the correlation metric as usually reported in papers?

the "OUTPUT: STANDARDIZED;" option appears to be ignored (like the "CATEGORICAL ARE.." option). i didn't find the answer in the manual.

many thanks in advance,
 Bengt O. Muthen posted on Sunday, October 01, 2006 - 11:22 am
UG Chapter 16 has examples of using the BY command to do what you want. You just free all loadings and fix the factor variances, e.g.

f1 BY y1-y6*;

Regarding the standardized and categorical options, please send your input, output, data, and license number to
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