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ERIC Number: EJ1084509
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Dec
Pages: 25
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1076-9986
Factor Rotation and Standard Errors in Exploratory Factor Analysis
Zhang, Guangjian; Preacher, Kristopher J.
Journal of Educational and Behavioral Statistics, v40 n6 p579-603 Dec 2015
In this article, we report a surprising phenomenon: Oblique CF-varimax and oblique CF-quartimax rotation produced similar point estimates for rotated factor loadings and factor correlations but different standard error estimates in an empirical example. Influences of factor rotation on asymptotic standard errors are investigated using a numerical exploration method. The results are (a) CF-varimax, CF-quartimax, CF-equamax, and CF-parsimax produced similar asymptotic standard errors when the factor loading matrix is an independent cluster solution and (b) the four rotation methods produced different asymptotic standard errors when the factor loading matrix has a more complex structure. In addition, properties of the CF family are explored with a full range of ? values.
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Language: English
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