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Dear Dr. Muthen, I am running an SEM model with 7 latent variables and 29 indicators. N=206. All residual variances are positive. My chisquare value is quite high = 525, df=410, p=.0001. However, CFI and TLI both = .96 and RMSEA is.037. I’m confused about why my chisquare value is so high, since my sample size is not that big. Overall, this model seems to fit the data well except for the high chisquare. Should I be concerned about the high chisquare value? Also, one of my latent variable Rsquare values is “undefined .067862+00”. My guess is that this Rsquare becomes zero due to the other variables carrying so much of the variance. Could this be the case? Thank you, Carolyn Dayton 


Which estimator are you using? 


FIML 


I think we need to see your full output and license number at support@statmodel.com. Having an undefined Rsquare does not square with no negative residudal variances. 


I've just now emailed it. Thanks so much for your help with this! 

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