A general structural equation model with dichotomous, ordered categorical, and continuous latent variable indicators
- Bengt Muthén
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A structural equation model is proposed with a generalized measurement part, allowing for dichotomous and ordered categorical variables (indicators) in addition to continuous ones. A computationally feasible three-stage estimator is proposed for any combination of observed variable types. This approach provides large-sample chi-square tests of fit and standard errors of estimates for situations not previously covered. Two multiple-indicator modeling examples are given. One is a simultaneous analysis of two groups with a structural equation model underlying skewed Likert variables. The second is a longitudinal model with a structural model for multivariate probit regressions.
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- A general structural equation model with dichotomous, ordered categorical, and continuous latent variable indicators
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- polychoric correlations
- probit regressions
- generalized least-squares
- weight matrix
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- Bengt Muthén (1)
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- 1. Graduate School of Education, University of California, Los Angeles, California