Dear TalkStats,

I am fitting a structural equation model and one of the latent variables has 3 out of 5 factor loadings under .60 I heard that this may be a cut off point for legitimate loadings, but I can't find a reference. In any case, both the measurement model and the structural model have high GFI scores, and the model is well grounded in theory. (Also, I am using standardized coefficients.)

Is the latent variable with low (<.6) factor loadings a cause for concern?

Jesse

I am fitting a structural equation model and one of the latent variables has 3 out of 5 factor loadings under .60 I heard that this may be a cut off point for legitimate loadings, but I can't find a reference. In any case, both the measurement model and the structural model have high GFI scores, and the model is well grounded in theory. (Also, I am using standardized coefficients.)

Is the latent variable with low (<.6) factor loadings a cause for concern?

Jesse

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