I am new to Structural Equation Modeling but know that it is a confirmatory technique and one has to specify his\her own model and check if the data is supportive of the same. However, I have run into some illogical results using some very logical linkages in my model. In my model, one of the most logical linkages has a low negative regression weight which will be difficult to explain to the client. In such cases, would anyone recommend fixing the regression weight for this linkage to a low positive value (make the results face-valid)?
Thanks in advance!