Hey everyone, on very short notice I had to change plans for my uni project and do a mediation analysis via SEM using lavaan in R. Since I don't have a lot of knowledge in R, I've been following tutorials and code examples, however I can't get the model right, for some reason. Can someone take a look and tell me why I get the errors "object not found" for the paths a1-a4?
library(lavaan) myModel <-' SWM_KAT ~ b1*DERS_MEAN + b2*CTI_MEAN + b3*MASTERY_MEAN + b4*ED_SE_MEAN + c*SOB_MEAN DERS_MEAN ~ a1*SOB_MEAN CTI_MEAN ~ a2*SOB_MEAN MASTERY_MEAN ~ a3*SOB_MEAN ED_SE_MEAN ~ a4*SOB_MEAN indirect1 := a1 * b1 indirect2 := a2 * b2 indirect3 := a3 * b3 indirect4 := a4 * b4 ind_x1_y1 := indirect1 + indirect2 + indirect3 + indirect4 tot_x1_y1 := ind_x1_y1 + c DERS_MEAN ~~ CTI_MEAN DERS_MEAN ~~ MASTERY_MEAN CTI_MEAN ~~ MASTERY_MEAN DERS_MEAN ~~ ED_SE_MEAN CTI_MEAN ~~ ED_SE_MEAN MASTERY_MEAN ~~ ED_SE_MEAN '
From what I can tell, I'm not doing anything different than the examples and tutorials I've seen. If someone could help I'd be more than thankful!!