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Table 4 Goodness-of-fit statistics and information criteria of group invariance and longitudinal invariance for ESEM models

From: Motivation matters: predicting students’ career decidedness and intention to drop out after the first year in higher education

Model

RMSEA

CFI

TLI

SRMR

χ2

df

Cohorts at T1

Configural

    

99.99

52

Metric

    

120.13

68

Scalar

    

133.40

76

Cohorts at T2

Configural

    

251.06

174

Metric

    

308.06

230

Scalar

    

323.08

244

Across time

Configural

.035

.969

.962

.040

440.86

309

Metric

.034

.969

.964

.045

456.92

325

Scalar

.035

.967

.962

.047

4.73.94

333

Partial scalar

.034

.968

.964

.046

466.06

332

  1. ESEM, exploratory structural equation modelling; CFI, comparative fit index; TLI, Tucker-Lewis index; SRMR, standardised root-mean-square; df, degrees of freedom