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Table 3 Summary of cross-validation for the data-derived model

From: The relationships between depression and other outcomes of chronic illness caregiving

  Comparison to previous model
Steps and Purpose χ2 df p χ2 diff dfdiff p
Step 0 Factor loadings, path coefficients, factor variance, and covariance were all set to be inequality across group 369.14 148 .00    
Step 1 Constrain factor loadings 376.21 152 .00 7.07 4 n.s.
Step 2 Constrain factor loadings, and the paths between endogenous variables (beta linkages) 390.92 159 .00 14.71 7 <.01
Step 3 Constrain factor loadings, the paths between endogenous variables (beta linkages), and the paths between exogenous variables and endogenous variables (gamma linkages) 396.04 163 .00 5.12 4 n.s.
Step 4 Constrain factor loadings, path coefficients, and error variance 401.39 169 .00 5.35 6 n.s.
Step 5 Constrain factor loadings, path coefficients, error variance, and factor variance 413.63 179 .00 12.24 10 n.s.