Latent class growth analysis is used to identify distinct classes, or subgroups, in a population. This analysis assumes the growth trajectories within each class are homogenous, as they are assumed to be fixed at zero.
Citation: Jung, T., & Wickrama, K. A. S. (2008). An introduction to latent class growth analysis and growth mixture modeling. Social and Personality Psychology Compass, 2(1), 302–317. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1751-9004.2007.00054.x
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