ERIC Number: EJ535158
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 1996
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Viability of Exploratory Factor Analysis as a Precursor to Confirmatory Factor Analysis.
Gerbing, David W.; Hamilton, Janet G.
Structural Equation Modeling, v3 n1 p62-72 1996
A Monte Carlo study evaluated the effectiveness of different factor analysis extraction and rotation methods for identifying the known population multiple-indicator measurement model. Results demonstrate that exploratory factor analysis can contribute to a useful heuristic strategy for model specification prior to cross-validation with confirmatory factor analysis. (SLD)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Journal Articles
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