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Table 7 Parameter estimates from model 4 – all loadings constrained to equality across groups

From: Assessing measurement invariance of familism and parental respect across race/ethnicity in adolescents

Familism Item 1 Item 2 Item 3 Item 4
Loading 1.00 1.14 0.97 1.25
Standardized loading (1) 0.70 0.79 0.67 0.87
Thresholds (2) −1.92 −2.09 −1.69 −2.14
  −1.60 −1.68 −1.13 −1.70
  −0.64 −0.74 −0.31 −0.82
Parental Respect Item 1 Item 2 Item 3 Item 4
Loading 1.00 1.16 1.17 1.09
Standardized loading (1) 0.95 0.85 0.86 0.93
Thresholds (2) −1.89 −1.98 −2.00 −1.94
  −1.65 −1.68 −1.77 −1.75
  −1.01 −1.01 −1.22 −1.18
  1. (1) Standardized loadings are determined by the loading and the variance of the items and latent variable, hence whilst unstandardized loadings are constrained to equality across groups, standardized loadings will differ; standardized loadings are shown for the white group.
  2. (2) Thresholds are the log-odds of giving a response lower than the current threshold for an individual who has a score of 0 for the latent variable.