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 Gerine L posted on Wednesday, June 17, 2015 - 1:36 am
I am testing the following model:

lekaT4 on lekaT3 (b1);
microT4 on microT3 (b2);
aniceT4 on aniceT3 (b3);

!cros seffects
lekaT4 on microT3 (b4);
lekaT4 on aniceT3 (b5);
microT4 on lekaT3 (b6);
microT4 on aniceT3 (b7);
aniceT4 on lekaT3 (b8);
aniceT4 on microT3 (b9);

lekaT3 with microT3 (b10);
lekaT4 with microT4 (b11);
lekaT3 with aniceT3 (b12);
lekaT4 with aniceT4 (b13);
microT3 with aniceT3 (b14);
microT4 with aniceT4 (b15);

It is a model in which 3 variables (leka, micro, anice) are measured across 2 timepoints (t3 T4).

I tested group differences (boy/girl). I found that some paths are not different between boys and girls, for instance b1 and b2.
Is it a problem if I constrain paths for these effects to be equal, if I don't do anything for the means (i.e., these are still estimated separately for boys and girls)?
 Bengt O. Muthen posted on Wednesday, June 17, 2015 - 6:07 pm
This is ok.
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