[AMOS] can you run a multilevel CFA iin AMOS....

lmf

New Member
#1
I have nested data and would like to run a multilevel confirmatory factor analysis. I know that you can do this in MPLUS but I have AMOS and wondering if it's possible. My data are individuals in groups.....

can't seem to find an answer anywhere....thanks.
 

Lazar

Phineas Packard
#2
My understanding is that it cannot. You could fake it somewhat but aggregating all level one items to level two and then running a multigroup model in which group one is the CFA at level 1 and group 2 is the CFA at level 2. My colleagues had a bit of a back and forth about this idea with the creators of mplus a little while back and this was the compromise was arrived at. I have my concerns as i think the SEs in such a model will be too small at L1 and I think the same will apply to the chi-square test.
 

lmf

New Member
#3
Thanks for your response. I figured I could do something with the multiple group analysis but wasn't sure. I may have to go to MPlus. Thanks again.