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Table 2 Fit indices of the first- and second-order confirmatory factor analysis of the FFCS

From: Design and psychometric evaluation of the fathers’ fear of childbirth scale: a mixed method study

CFA Index IFI CFI AGFI PNFI PCFI RMSEA CMIN/DF P-Value df Χ2
First-order after construct modification 0.919 0.918 0.824 0.707 0.742 0.083 2.615 < 0.001 110 287.670
Second-order after construct modification 0.925 0.924 0.834 0.706 0.740 0.081 2.507 < 0.001 109 273.210
  1. CFA Confirmatory Factor Analysis, CMIN/DF Chi-square/degree-of-freedom ratio, RMSEA Root Mean Square Error of Approximation, PCFI Parsimonious Comparative Fit Index, PNFI Parsimonious Normed Fit Index, AGFI Adjusted Goodness-of-Fit Index, IFI Incremental Fit Index, CFI Comparative Fit Index. Fit indices: PNFI, PCFI, AGFI (>.5), CFI, IFI (>.9), RMSEA (< 0.08), CMIN/DF (< 3 good, < 5 acceptable)