Identifying different ways people change: An example analysis identifying nonlinear trajectories of binge drinking

Kristy Soloski, Jared A Durtschi

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Abstract

Our field of couple and family therapy focuses on change, different ways people change, and how therapists can facilitate change. Change can be modeled as an average trajectory—growth curve mode—or as multiple different trajectories—growth mixture model. The field of MFT has not yet fully embraced implementing more advance longitudinal modeling procedures to study what we care about most, change across time. To support our field moving in this direction, we provide a step-by-step description and example in Mplus software. Our example analysis used N = 5,958 participants from the Add Health dataset, to identify unique classifications of trajectories of binge drinking. We discuss how these analytical methods provide increased options to advance family science and clinical research.
Original languageEnglish
JournalJournal of Marital and Family Therapy
StatePublished - May 21 2019

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