ffan posted on Friday, February 21, 2014 - 6:43 pm
Hi Dr. Muthen,
I am using path analysis with Mplus to get direct and indirect effect of a number of predictors on math achievement using the TIMSS data. All the predictors are composite scores from Likert type data and they are categorical(but not in integers). I wanted to use MLM to estimate both the direct effect and indirect effect. But there are three problems:1)Estimator MLM is not available for analysis with categorical variables; 2)CATEGORICAL option is used for dependent variables only;and 3)MODEL INDIRECT is not allowed with TYPE=IMPUTATION.
So I wonder how I could handle the three problems. Thanks a lot.