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Table 4 Factorial invariance models between women (n = 1115) and men (n = 732)

From: Psychometric properties of the Brief-COPE for the evaluation of coping strategies in the Chilean population

Models χ 2 (df) Δχ2 CFI ΔCFI TLI RMSEA AIC
M1: configural 1530.59 (518) 0.93 0.89 0.03 2230.59
M2: metric 1550.46 (532) − 19.87 0.93 − 0.01 0.89 0.03 2222.46
M3: strong 1715.15 (560) − 164.69 0.92 − 0.01 0.89 0.03 2331.15
M4: strict 1755.62 (588) − 40.47 0.92 − 0.00 0.89 0.03 2315.62
  1. M1 = not constrained; M2 = M1 + invariant factor loadings; M3 = M2 + invariant intercepts; M4 = M3 + invariant error variances and covariances
  2. Note: CFI comparative fit index, TLI Tucker-Lewis index, RMSEA root mean square error of approximation, AIC Akaike’s information criterion