**Date:** Sun, 4 Dec 2011 13:25:46 -0500
**Reply-To:** Gene Maguin <emaguin@buffalo.edu>
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**From:** Gene Maguin <emaguin@buffalo.edu>
**Subject:** Re: saving individual growth parameters
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-----Original Message-----
From: Matthew Pirritano [mailto:matthewpirritano@sbcglobal.net]
Sent: Saturday, December 03, 2011 12:37 PM
To: emaguin@buffalo.edu; SPSSX-L@LISTSERV.UGA.EDU
Subject: RE: saving individual growth parameters

Gene,

I believe that I have done this. I could use some confirmation of my methodology. I saved the predicted values from the growth curve model. Then I ran one OLS regression per person predicting the predicted values with time. The coefficients from the output were then entered into a new datafile using OMS. Those would be the slope and intercept per person that would then be used to predict the dichotomous outcome in a logistic regression. Does that make sense?

Thanks!
Matt

-----Original Message-----
From: SPSSX(r) Discussion [mailto:SPSSX-L@LISTSERV.UGA.EDU] On Behalf Of emaguin@buffalo.edu
Sent: Saturday, December 03, 2011 6:13 AM
To: SPSSX-L@LISTSERV.UGA.EDU
Subject: Re: saving individual growth parameters

Matt,

I don't know whether you has access to SEM programs or not but they would be the method of choice because you can fit the entire model (mixed model plus the dichotomous DV) in one instance. Example programs would be Mplus, EQS, Lisrel, MX. I assume Amos will as well but i am not sure about it. With Mplus, the mixed model part of the model is limited to two levels or three levels if the lowest level is repeated measures.

That aside, I wonder if you could extract the intercept and curve coefficients from the predicted values. I explicitly assume a growth curve model when i suggest this. If you had a linear slope model, the predicted values would fit the algebra equation for a line for each level 2 person: y=mx+b. I have not tried this so there could easily be something that i have missed or do not understand.

Gene Maguin

On Fri 12/02/11 8:39 PM , Matthew Pirritano matthewpirritano@sbcglobal.net sent:
> All listers,
> I am looking for a way to save individual growth parameters that
> result from a mixed model. I've searched this in the archives and all
> I can see is that I can save the predicted values and the standard
> errors. But I want the slopes and the intercepts. I want to then enter
> these into a logistic regression where I use slopes and intercepts to
> predict an outcome. I cannot just run a longitudinal logistic mixed
> model because the dichotomous dv only occurs at the last time point,
> time 3.
> Any advice would be much appreciated.
> ThanksMatt
> Matthew Pirritano, Ph.D.
> Email: matthewpirritano@sbcglobal.net
>
>

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