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ERIC Number: EJ880998
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 31
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 40
ISSN: ISSN-0027-3171
Bootstrap Confidence Intervals for Ordinary Least Squares Factor Loadings and Correlations in Exploratory Factor Analysis
Zhang, Guangjian; Preacher, Kristopher J.; Luo, Shanhong
Multivariate Behavioral Research, v45 n1 p104-134 2010
This article is concerned with using the bootstrap to assign confidence intervals for rotated factor loadings and factor correlations in ordinary least squares exploratory factor analysis. Coverage performances of "SE"-based intervals, percentile intervals, bias-corrected percentile intervals, bias-corrected accelerated percentile intervals, and hybrid intervals are explored using simulation studies involving different sample sizes, perfect and imperfect models, and normal and elliptical data. The bootstrap confidence intervals are also illustrated using a personality data set of 537 Chinese men. The results suggest that the bootstrap is an effective method for assigning confidence intervals at moderately large sample sizes. (Contains 5 tables, 8 figures and 7 footnotes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: China