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Table 6 Model fit of configural models tested separately in the subgroups without items marked for DIF

From: Measuring children’s emotional and behavioural problems: are SDQ parent reports from native and immigrant parents comparable?

SampleGerman native M1German native M2Russian originTurkish origin
Model, degrees of freedom, p value5 factor model, df = 220, p < 0.001
 Chi2524.275674537.840014652.941623-a
 CFI0.919171570.912769140.79070152
 RMSEA (90% CI)0.051 (0.046–0.057)0.052 (0.047–0.058)0.065 (0.059–0.071)
 SRMR0.0770.0880.096
Model, degrees of freedom, p value5 factor model & higher order factors internalizing and externalizing problems, df = 223, p < 0.001
 Chi2a577.394651.202a
 CFI0.9030.793
 RMSEA (90% CI)0.055 (0.050–0.061)0.064 (0.059–0.070)
 SRMR0.0920.097
Model, degrees of freedom, p value5-factor model and general problem behaviour as higher-order factor, df = 225, p < 0.001
 Chi2579.197594.173641.429825.560
 CFI0.9060.8990.7990.779
 RMSEA (90% CI)0.055 (0.049–0.060)0.056 (0.050–0.061)0.063 (0.057–0.069)0.069 (0.064–0.074)
 SRMR0.0840.0950.0970.097
Model, degrees of freedom, p value2 factor-model (general problem behaviour factor and prosocial behaviour factor), df = 229, p < 0.001
 Chi21033.461989.836882.058935.999
 CFI0.7860.7910.6840.739
 RMSEA (90% CI)0.082 (0.077–0.087)0.08 (0.0745–0.085)0.078 (0.072–0.084)0.074 (0.069–0.079)
 SRMR0.1130.1200.1110.104
Model, degrees of freedom, p value3 factor model (internalizing & externalizing problem behaviour, prosocial behaviour), df = 227, p < 0.001
 Chi2738.805732.610770.730858.082
 CFI0.8640.8610.7370.767
 RMSEA (90% CI)0.066 (0.060–0.071)0.065 (0.060–0.070)0.072 (0.066–0.077)0.070 (0.065–0.076)
 SRMR0.0960.1050.1040.098
Model, degrees of freedom, p value4 factor model (internalizing problem behaviour, conduct problems, hyperactivity, prosocial behaviour), df = 224, p < 0.001
 Chi2621.611886611.2929708.838157845.806496
 CFI0.8940.8940.7660.771
 RMSEA (90% CI)0.058 (0.053–0.064)0.057 (0.052–0.063)0.068 (0.063–0.074)0.070 (0.065–0.075)
 SRMR0.0880.0950.0980.097
  1. CI confidence interval
  2. aModel did not converge/was not identified