Evaluating Model Fit:a Synthesis of the Structural Equation Modelling Literature

Daire Hooper, Technological University Dublin
Joseph Coughlan, Technological University Dublin
Michael R. Mullen, Florida Atlantic University

Document Type Conference Paper


The following paper presents current thinking and research on fit indices for structural equation modelling. The paper presents a selection of fit indices that are widely regarded as the most informative indices available to researchers. As well as outlining each of these indices, guidelines are presented on their use. The paper also provides reporting strategies of these indices and concludes with a discussion on the future of fit indices.