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 Phinneas Fog posted on Wednesday, August 11, 2010 - 2:21 pm

I want to know if it is necessary to do a CFA on a measured variable when doing a multiple group path analysis. Can the measured variable just be used as an index score or must a CFA be done?

Thanks for all replies!
 Linda K. Muthen posted on Wednesday, August 11, 2010 - 2:42 pm
I think you are asking if you need to put a factor behind an observed variable. The answer is no. Just use the observed variable in the MODEL command.
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