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Table 1 Comparison of results from the measurement models

From: Achievement goals and life satisfaction: the mediating role of perception of successful agency and the moderating role of emotion reappraisal

Model Description χ 2 df Δχ2 CFI NNFI RMSEA
Null model All the indicators are independent 7781.41 114   .01 − .05 .54
Baseline model Four factors 348.79 98   .96 .95 .09
Model 1 Three factors: achievement goals and perception of successful agency were combined into one factor 1078.99 101 730.20** .87 .84 .20
Model 2 Three factors: achievement goals and life satisfaction were combined into one factor 1360.17 101 1011.38** .83 .80 .23
Model 3 Three factors: achievement goals and emotion reappraisal were combined into one factor 1453.42 101 1104.63** .82 .79 .24
Model 4 Three factors: perception of successful agency and life satisfaction were combined into one factor 1131.96 101 783.17** .86 .84 .21
Model 5 Three factors: perception of successful agency and emotion reappraisal were combined into one factor 1434.94 101 1086.15** .82 .79 .24
Model 6 Three factors: emotion reappraisal and life satisfaction were combined into one factor 1409.60 101 1060.81** .82 .79 .24
  1. N = 225; Δχ2 is the change of χ2 compared with the baseline model
  2. **p < .01