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 Gareth posted on Tuesday, June 14, 2011 - 8:12 am
Can you suggest a way to handle an indicator in CFA that is nonlinear?

For example, suppose f1 can be defined by x1-x3. However, only very low and very high scores on x3 indicate the construct.

Would squaring x3 work, e.g. "f1 BY x1-x3 x3sq"?
 Bengt O. Muthen posted on Tuesday, June 14, 2011 - 5:39 pm
Make it simple by defining a binary indicator u=1 when x3 is high or low.
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