Hipp and Bauer (2006) investigated the issues of singularities and local maximum solutions within growth mixture models (GMMs) and made recommendations regarding the use of multiple starting values. Building on their work, this simulation study investigates the feasibility of estimating GMMs within Mplus as measured by convergence to proper, but local solutions.
Li, Ming; Harring, Jeffrey R.; and Macready, George B.
"Investigating the Feasibility of Using Mplus in the Estimation of Growth Mixture Models,"
Journal of Modern Applied Statistical Methods:
1, Article 31.
Available at: http://digitalcommons.wayne.edu/jmasm/vol13/iss1/31