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 Dharmi Kapadia posted on Sunday, May 31, 2015 - 3:42 am

I am running a CFA in Mplus with 12 categorical (4 response categories) indicators to produce 2 factors. Should I be testing the indicator variables for multivariate normality? And if so, is there a test in Mplus for this?

 Linda K. Muthen posted on Sunday, May 31, 2015 - 11:53 am
This is not an issue for categorical variable methdology.
 Timothy Tuti posted on Monday, April 11, 2016 - 2:27 pm
I am trying to perform a measurement invariance test for a latent factor being loaded by 4 categorical ordinal variables. Each of the categories has 11 groups and MPLUS7 imposes continuous variable methodology. But the latent class is not multivariate normal under the MLR estimator. Plus, there is no difference in chi-square test statistic produced by the ML and MLR estimators. How do I address the lack of multivariate normality in the latent factor?
 Linda K. Muthen posted on Monday, April 11, 2016 - 2:53 pm
Please send the ML and MLR outputs and your license number to
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