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Table 6 Results of eight LST analyses that included maternal depression stable component as predictor, and the fourth observation (at age 12) of children’s Anxiety (model 1), Withdrawal (model 2),Somatization (model 3), Social Problems (model 4), Thought Problems (model 5), Attention Problems (model 6), Rule Breaking Behaviors (model 7), Aggressive Behaviors (model 8) as criteria

From: The stable component of maternal depressive symptoms predicts offspring emotional and behavioral symptoms: a 9-years longitudinal study

Model Model fit Coefficients Comparison
LST model Criterion χ2 (23) p RMSEA CFI TLI SRMR SSCMD SSCA Δ χ2 (1) p
1 ANX 22.22 .51 .00 1.00 1.00 .01 .17** .81** 8.51 .00
2 WITH 24.74 .36 .02 1.00 1.00 .01 .76** .24** 58.91 .00
3 SOM 23.58 .43 .01 1.00 1.00 .01 .16** .79** 12.52 .00
4 SOC_PR 24.04 .40 .02 1.00 1.00 .01 .19** .76** 13.13 .00
5 TH_PR 26.15 .29 .03 1.00 1.00 .01 .08 .87** .54 .47
6 ATT 20.28 .63 .00 1.00 1.00 .01 .13** .83** 11.71 .00
7 RU_BR 32.94 .08 .05 .99 .99 .01 .16* .81** 8.97 .00
8 AGGR 29.37 .17 .04 .99 .99 .01 .13* .84** 8.08 .00
  1. The third observation (at age 8 of the children) of the latter scales was also included as covariates
  2. ANX anxiety and depression, WITH withdrawal and depression, SOM somatization, INT internalizing disorders, SOC_PROB social problems, TH_PROB thought problems, ATT attention problems, RULE_BR rule breaking behaviors, AGGR aggressive behaviors, SSCMD standardized structural coefficient of the stable component of maternal depression, SSCA standardized structural coefficient of the autoregression for each criterion, Δχ2 (1) chi square (1 df) between the model investigated and the same model with the structural coefficient formaternal depression fixed to 0 (every Δ χ2 are significant and remain significant also after Benjamini–Hochberg correction)
  3. **The structural coefficient is significant at .01 alpha level (two tailed) and remains significant also after Benjamini–Hochberg correction
  4. *The structural coefficient is significant at .05 alpha level (two tailed) and remains significant also after Benjamini–Hochberg correction