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 Lois Downey posted on Wednesday, August 12, 2015 - 11:24 am
I have a path model that includes 3 exogenous variables: 1 continuous and 2 dichotomous.

It also has 2 dichotomous mediating variables, and the outcome is continuous.

If I include correlations among the 3 exogenous variables, I get a message for each of the two dichotomies that the variable may be dichotomous, but is declared as continuous. However, if I declare these two variables as categorical, I get an error message, indicating that only dependent variables can be declared as categorical.

Should the correlations among dichotomous exogenous variables simply be omitted?

 Bengt O. Muthen posted on Wednesday, August 12, 2015 - 4:47 pm
The answer your question is yes.
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