I am using ERGMs to test how different personality variables lead to conflict connections among group members. Specifically, I am assessing if differences in extraversion (Big Five) among team-member dyads make it more likely for conflict to occur. I have been using the
absdiff function to test this as shown here:
In this case "Extra" refers to extraversion, and the other parameters are control variables among some other model specifications. The issue I am having is that the
absdiff function can only test if overall conflict is more likely to emerge in these pairs without taking into account the direction of the conflict (i.e., who is reporting conflict within the dyad). Does anyone know of a function that could assess this relationship, while also considering the direction of the reported conflict? Thank you!