1. Specify a theoretical model supported by previous research.

2. Specify the software program used for model evaluation.

3. Specify the type of SEM model analysis (multi-level, structured means, etc.).

4. Ideally comprise to the report the correlation matrix, sample size, means, and standard deviations of variables (i.e. important information to replicate the study).

5. Include a figure of the path diagram of your optimal theoretical model.

6. Include fit indices used and why;

7. Include power and sample size determination, and effect size measure.