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 Qi posted on Thursday, October 02, 2008 - 1:48 pm
is the "Chi-Square Test of Model Fit for the Baseline Model" in Mplus comparable to the "Chi-Square for Independence Model" in LISREL 8.53? I want to make sure in both software I am running the same model by comparing the baseline model's df and Chi-square value, but it seems that I heard that the baseline model in Mplus is a little different (so it can result in different CFI fit stat value). How different is it? Thanks for your advice!
 Linda K. Muthen posted on Friday, October 03, 2008 - 9:00 am
Where y represents dependent variables and x represents independent variables, the Mplus baseline model is:

y with y is zero
y with x is zero
x with x is not zero

The LISREL baseline model is:

y with y is zero
y with x is zero
x with x is zero

Because the LISREL baseline model fits very poorly, model fit is exaggerated.
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