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Re: st: standardized coefficients from a probit model for path analysis using -listcoef-


From   Maarten Buis <maartenlbuis@gmail.com>
To   statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject   Re: st: standardized coefficients from a probit model for path analysis using -listcoef-
Date   Thu, 13 Sep 2012 17:45:32 +0200

On Thu, Sep 13, 2012 at 5:30 PM, Hilary Taylor wrote:
> I am constructing a path analysis that has a binary outcome variable (all
> the other variables are continuous).  For the models with continuous outcome
> I am using multiple regression with the option -beta- to acquire fully
> standardized coefficients.  For the model with the binary outcome I am using
> -probit- and then following this up with -listcoef- (STB-57: sg152)and am
> reading from the 'bStdXY' column - the fully standardized coefficients.
>
> Could you tell me if my result from 'bStdXY' is the best equivalent for me
> to use in a model along with results from -beta-?

This is a much more complex problem, and unfortunately cannot be
solved with the method you propose, see e.g.:

M.L. Buis (2010) "Direct and indirect effects in a logit model", The
Stata Journal, 10(1), pp. 11-29.

Hope this helps,
Maarten

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