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Liu, Yan; Zumbo, Bruno D. – Educational and Psychological Measurement, 2012
There is a lack of research on the effects of outliers on the decisions about the number of factors to retain in an exploratory factor analysis, especially for outliers arising from unintended and unknowingly included subpopulations. The purpose of the present research was to investigate how outliers from an unintended and unknowingly included…
Descriptors: Factor Analysis, Factor Structure, Evaluation Research, Evaluation Methods
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DeCasper, Helen S.; Tittle, Carol Kehr – Educational and Psychological Measurement, 1988
Analysis of the factor structure of rankings and ratings of three sets of values illustrates how counselors use them in working with adolescents. Data were analyzed from 600 interviews with eleventh graders. The analyses of gender-related differences give counselors perspectives from which to explore the values students consider important in…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Career Counseling, Counseling Techniques, Decision Making
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Arce-Ferrer, Alvaro J.; Ketterer, John J. – Educational and Psychological Measurement, 2002
Findings for high school students in Mexico (n=3,153 and n=400) administered a career decision making self-efficacy scale show that tailoring the scale with the best etic and emic items neither improved recovery of the factor-structure nor reduced the effects of the extreme-response style variable. (SLD)
Descriptors: Career Choice, Decision Making, Factor Structure, Foreign Countries