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 MBH posted on Tuesday, May 06, 2014 - 8:25 am
Dear Linda,

I was wondering for a CFA model, when variables are specified as either CATEGORICAL or NOMINAL, does Mplus recode such that the response option with the lowest category becomes 0, with other options assigned higher values in increment of 1?

The reason for asking is because a lot of sources identify weighted least square as estimator but do not highlight how a categorical CFA is then interpreted.

 Linda K. Muthen posted on Tuesday, May 06, 2014 - 10:21 am
Mplus recodes the variables. The full description is found under the CATEGORICAL option in the user's guide.
 MBH posted on Tuesday, May 06, 2014 - 11:12 am
Thanks Linda
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