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A general class of latent variable models for ordinal manifest variables with covariate effects on the manifest and latent variables

By Irini Moustaki

Abstract

Previous work on a general class of multidimensional latent variable models for analysing ordinal manifest variables is extended here to allow for direct covariate effects on the manifest ordinal variables and covariate effects on the latent variables. A full maximum likelihood estimation method is used to estimate all the model parameters simultaneously. Goodness-of-fit statistics and standard errors are discussed. Two examples from the 1996 British Social Attitudes Survey are used to illustrate the methodology

Topics: QA Mathematics
Publisher: British Psychological Society
Year: 2003
DOI identifier: 10.1348/000711003770480075
OAI identifier: oai:eprints.lse.ac.uk:5410
Provided by: LSE Research Online
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