## Table 3

Fit statistics for the models. Comparisons of conditions using measurement invariance procedures.

 Goodness-of-fit indices and model comparisons for tested models Model CMIN DF CMIN/DF CFI RMSEA ECVI AIC 0 463.269 240 1.930 .959 .050 1.594 583.269 0a 463.095 240 1.930 .954 .053 1.762 583.095 0b 299.156 240 1.246 .958 .054 4.990 419.156 1 806.332 480 1.680 .953 .038 2.250 1046.332 2 834.803 501 1.666 .952 .038 2.221 1032.803 3 844.630 507 1.666 .952 .038 2.216 1030.630 4 848.113 511 1.660 .952 .038 2.207 1026.113 5 900.382 540 1.667 .948 .038 2.194 1020.382 Comparison of conditions using measurement invariance procedures Model Dif. DF Dif. CMIN p Dif. CFI Dif. RMSEA Assuming that model 1 is correct 2 21 28.471 .127 .001 .000 3 27 38.298 .073 .001 .000 4 31 41.781 .094 .001 .000 5 60 94.050 .003 .004 .000 Assuming that model 2 is correct 3 6 9.827 .019 .000 .000 4 10 13.310 .000 .000 .000 5 39 65.579 .000 .006 .000 Assuming that model 3 is correct 4 4 3.483 .001 .000 .000 5 33 55.752 .000 .004 .000 Assuming that model 4 is correct 5 29 52.269 .005 .004 .000 Note:  Model 0, total runners; model 0a male runners; model 0b, female runners; model 1, indicates that no parameters are restricted to being equal in all groups; model 2, factorial loads restricted to being equal; model 3, observed strctural weights and factorial loads restricted to being equal; model 4, observed structural covariances, structural weights and factorial loads restricted to being equal; model 5, observed structural residues, structural covariances, structural weights and factorial loads restrictied to being equal. Dif. CMIN, difference between the model and the other models;, Dif. DF. difference between the model and the other models; p, level of significance across models.