ERIC Number: ED364596
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1993-Nov
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Higher-Order Factor Analysis of Data from the Problems of Teaching Survey.
Haydel, Juanita B.
Many researchers recognize that factors can be rotated obliquely, yielding factors that are correlated with each other. However, not as many researchers realize that this interfactor correlation matrix can then also be factor analyzed. This "higher-order" factor analysis has many useful applications and, in fact, some researchers suggest that higher-order analyses should always be conducted whenever first-order factors are rotated obliquely. Results of a survey of teachers from Louisiana and Mississippi (n=291) as to self-perceived teacher problems are analyzed with SECONDOR, a FORTRAN computer program that computes various first-order principal components and then computes second-order factor solutions. The results of this analysis provide informative insights into the relationships underlying responses. Six tables, one figure. (Contains 15 references.) (Author)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Problems of Teaching Survey; Rotations (Factor Analysis); Self Report Measures; Teacher Surveys
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Mid-South Educational Research Association (22nd, New Orleans, LA, November 9-12, 1993).