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Observed variable in structural component of SEM

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Sahil104's picture
Joined: 07/13/2015 - 03:17
Observed variable in structural component of SEM
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Hi, I'm new to SEM and I'm trying to build a model of marketing mix using sem.
My question is that is it possible to incorporate an observed variable in the structural component of SEM which has an effect on a latent variable or is being affected by a latent variable?
I have attached a pictoral representation of my question.
Please help.
Thank you in advance,

AdminRobK's picture
Joined: 01/24/2014 - 12:15
Be careful

In the diagram you attached, the measured variable of interest is being regressed onto LV1 and LV2. That means it's a "marker" variable for both latent variables. In other words, LV2 is a factor representing common variance among MV4, MV5, MV6, and the MV of interest. Is that really what you want to do?