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 kyle posted on Tuesday, September 25, 2018 - 8:59 pm
Can we use binary variables as factor indicators of a latent construct? I was told that factor indicators of a latent variable should be continuous variables (at least assessed by 5-point Likert scale) and normally distributed. I used three continuous variables and two binary variables to build a latent construct. But I was told this is not valid.
 Bengt O. Muthen posted on Wednesday, September 26, 2018 - 6:30 pm
Q1: Yes.

It is valid.
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