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SAS 9.4 Proc Calis Method=mlsb available?

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SAS 9.4 Proc Calis Method=mlsb available?

Hi everyone, I am trying to conduct a confirmatory factor analysis of a 7-factor structure (identified through exploratory factor analysis) consisting of 39 items that were measured on a 5-point likert scale. Since my 39 variables are ordinal, it does not meet the multivariate normality assumption. Therefore, I am attempting to use the robust maximum likelihood using the method=mlsb using proc calis. Is this possible with SAS 9.4? If not, what can I do to use this method with SAS 9.4? 

 

Thank you in advance! 


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‎04-28-2018 05:50 AM
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Re: SAS 9.4 Proc Calis Method=mlsb available?

Nevermind. I was right the first time - method=MLSB. I think it's time to sleep! 

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Re: SAS 9.4 Proc Calis Method=mlsb available?

I meant to write model=MLSB rather than method=MLSB. Smiley Happy

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Re: SAS 9.4 Proc Calis Method=mlsb available?

Nevermind. I was right the first time - method=MLSB. I think it's time to sleep! 

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my code is: 

proc calis data=ifsns_25_3c modification method=mlm; 
factor 
	extendedbf ---> snpre_74 snpre_67 snpre_73 snpre_76 snpre_75 snpre_68 snpre_77 snpre_70, 
	mottocomply ---> snpre_6 snpre_1 snpre_4 snpre_5 snpre_14 snpre_8 snpre_3,
	exbf ---> snpre_38 snpre_45 snpre_44 snpre_43 snpre_39, 
	public ---> snpre_83 snpre_84 snpre_80 snpre_82 snpre_85; 
pvar 
	extendedBF mottocomply exbf public = 4*1.; by fa; 
	run;

and I get the error message: "Assuming the symbol ML was misspelled as mlm." but I meant mlm or mlsb for the Satorra-Bentler method. Can anyone help with this? Thank you! 

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