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ERIC Number: EJ893291
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 17
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 17
ISSN: ISSN-1070-5511
The Effect of Among-Group Dependence on the Invariance Likelihood Ratio Test
Jones-Farmer, L. Allison
Structural Equation Modeling: A Multidisciplinary Journal, v17 n3 p464-480 2010
When comparing latent variables among groups, it is important to first establish the equivalence or invariance of the measurement model across groups. Confirmatory factor analysis (CFA) is a commonly used methodological approach to examine measurement equivalence/invariance (ME/I). Within the CFA framework, the chi-square goodness-of-fit test and chi-square difference tests are used to evaluate ME/I, and these tests rely on the assumption of independence among groups. Limitations in the study design can hinder the practicality of the independence among groups assumption. This article illustrates, algebraically, the effects of violations independence on the chi-square goodness-of-fit and chi-square difference test statistics in a multigroup CFA. (Contains 2 figures, 2 tables and 2 footnotes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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