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Kiki Yang posted on Saturday, August 20, 2005  4:15 am



Hello! This is my output. I would like to know does the "Pearson ChiSquare Value" of "ChiSquare Test of Model Fit for the Binary and Ordered Categorical (Ordinal) Outcomes" mean overall or other? My English is poor. I hope you can understand my question. TESTS OF MODEL FIT Loglikelihood H0 Value 5736.266 Information Criteria Number of Free Parameters 27 Akaike (AIC) 11526.531 Bayesian (BIC) 11642.102 SampleSize Adjusted BIC 11556.395 (n* = (n + 2) / 24) Entropy 0.883 ChiSquare Test of Model Fit for the Binary and Ordered Categorical (Ordinal) Outcomes Pearson ChiSquare Value 0.001 Degrees of freedom cannot be computed for this model part. Likelihood Ratio ChiSquare Value 0.001 Degrees of freedom cannot be computed for this model part. 


These two tests are for the latent class indicators only. They are not for the full model. 

Kiki Yang posted on Saturday, August 20, 2005  4:55 pm



Thank you for your respond. I want to be sure again. Is the P value test for the latent class indicators or categorical observed variables? 

bmuthen posted on Sunday, August 21, 2005  1:37 pm



The p value test is for the latent class indicators, which are the categorical observed variables. 

Kiki Yang posted on Sunday, August 21, 2005  4:23 pm



Thank you very much for your help. 


Hello everyone, I'm trying to run a latent class analysis with four continuous variables and two categorical variables. I keep getting an error stating that the degrees of freedom cannot be calculated. As a result, I do not have enough information to assess the model fit. Do you have any suggestions? Here is a sample of the relevant output: MODEL FIT INFORMATION Number of Free Parameters 24 Loglikelihood H0 Value 985.151 H0 Scaling Correction Factor 1.123 for MLR Information Criteria Akaike (AIC) 2018.301 Bayesian (BIC) 2098.053 SampleSize Adjusted BIC 2022.013 (n* = (n + 2) / 24) ChiSquare Test of Model Fit for the Binary and Ordered Categorical (Ordinal) Outcomes Pearson ChiSquare Value 1.455 Degrees of freedom cannot be computed for this model part. Likelihood Ratio ChiSquare Value 1.322 Degrees of freedom cannot be computed for this model part. 


These tests are not overall tests of model fit. They test only the observed versus expected frequency tables for the categorical latent class indicators. Absolute fit statistics are not available with categorical variables and maximum likelihood estimation. Nested models can be compared using 2 times the loglikelihood difference which is distributed as chisquare. 

CB posted on Thursday, March 05, 2015  11:52 am



Hello, I'm running a latent class analysis with 4 categorical indicators and I too keep getting an error stating that degrees of freedom cannot be computed for Pearson chisquare and Likelihood Ratio chisquare. If these aren't overall tests of model fit, is it an issue if degrees of freedom cannot be computed? Is it because I'm using categorical indicators that the df cannot be computed? Any insight on this is welcome. Thanks!! 


Perhaps you have other parts to the model than the 4 indicators. 

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