I performed a CFA to reduce my items into factors. However, due to the violations of non-normality, the results were really weird, and transformations didn't help. There were some standard regression coefficients that were negative and ones that were over 1 despite the factors itself having good cronbach alphas.
- Where could I have gone wrong in my CFA? What's the meaning behind getting path coefficients over 1?
- Would it be suitable to even include such a bad-fit model into the write-up of my results?