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I'm working on a structural equation model in Amos. I have two independent variables, 5 mediators and a left censored dependent variable. The dependent variable is either 0 or a positive amount in euros.

My question is: is there a way in Amos to analyze such a model in which the dependent is non-linear? And if not, is there another SEM-package that can?

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is there a way in Amos to analyze such a model in which the dependent is non-linear?

While AMOS can handle censored data (see the AMOS manual pages 475-488), its functionality in this respect is quite limited, as the software appears to be focused on linear structural equation models (SEM), and I don't believe it can handle left-censored data.

And if not, is there another SEM-package that can?

Regarding other software packages, I know STATA (see here) and Mplus$^1$ can handle left-censored data.

$^1$ See this link for an intro to tobit (i.e., censored) regression in Mplus. I am not sure though it Mplus can handle left-censored data.

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