Cut-off value of the fit indices in Confirmatory Factor Analysis.

Federico Maximiliano Jordan Muiños


In psychological research, it is of great relevance to know whether the questionnaires used measure the latent constructs of interest. For this purpose, Confirmatory Factor Analysis is frequently used in the specialized literature to provide evidence of validity to the scales used. However, there is currently a certain disparity in the criteria regarding the cut-off points to be taken into consideration. For this reason, this paper aims to review the literature on the different cut-off points for the most commonly used fit indexes. It is concluded that to select the indexes and interpret the results, it should be should take into account that these cut-off points may change for different reasons, such as sample size


cut point; fit indices; confirmatory factor analysis; validity


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