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What does GOF stand for?

GOF stands for Goodness Of Fit

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Adequate support was found for the hypothesized model in terms of fit statistics: Normed Fit Index (Bentler & Bonett, 1980); Bentler-Bonett Nonnormed Fit Index (Bentler & Bonett, 1980); Comparative Fit Index (Bentler, 1990); Incremental Fit Index (Bollen, 1989); Goodness of Fit Index (Joreskog & Sorbom, 1988); Adjusted Goodness of Fit Index (Joreskog & Sorbom); or Root Mean Square Error of Approximation (Steiger, 1990).
A variety of fit indexes were used to test the adequacy of both a measurement and a structural model of the data: the Goodness of Fit Index (GFI; Joreskog & Sorbom, 1989), the Comparative Fit Index (CFI; Bentler, 1990), and the Root Mean Square Error of Approximation (RMSEA; Steiger, 1990) were used to evaluate the overall model fit.
That is, the researcher first fits a one-class solution, next a two-class solution, and continues until indicators of goodness of fit suggest that the best model has been found (see, for example, Bowen et al.