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 Daniel Lee posted on Friday, September 21, 2012 - 8:18 pm

I had a question about the application of asterisks when doing a CFA. When I first ran a 1-factor CFA, I did not put any asterisks on the indicators of my latent variable. The model fit was terrible. However, when running the same model the second time, I included asterisks on the indicators in the 1-factor CFA model. The RMSEA became 0.000, the CFI/TLI became 1.000. I found this very strange. I am wondering why this occurs!

Thank you so much!

 Linda K. Muthen posted on Saturday, September 22, 2012 - 3:32 pm
If you free all of the factor loadings without fixing the factor variances to one, the model is not identified. For further information, please send the output and license number to
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