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 Lu Tian posted on Friday, October 28, 2011 - 9:26 am
I conducted a CFA using Mplus. However, in the results, the correlations among latent variables are quite different from the correlations which I computed using SPSS. What happened?
 Linda K. Muthen posted on Friday, October 28, 2011 - 11:14 am
How did you compute them in SPSS?
 Morayo Ayodele posted on Tuesday, July 17, 2012 - 9:20 am
Hello Dr. Muthen,

I need to correlate a second-order latent factor with other study variables (e.g., sex, age, etc) that were not factor analyzed so I can complete the correlation table. I understand that I have to input type=basic under the Analysis command but I only get correlations between indicators and not the latent factors. It is also the same when the analysis command is estimator=ML.

How do I obtain the intercorrelations among all study variables? Could you please suggest a fitting syntax to run this analysis?

Thank you.
 Linda K. Muthen posted on Tuesday, July 17, 2012 - 5:58 pm
You would need to include the other study variables in the model and relate the second-order factors to them using the WITH option. Use the STANDARDIZED option in the OUTPUT command to obtain correlations.
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