An easy guide to factor analysis

  title={An easy guide to factor analysis},
  author={P. Kline},
List of Figures and Tables 1. A General Description of Factor Analysis 2. Statistical Terms and Concepts 3. Principal Components Analysis 4. Other Methods of Factor Analysis 5. Rotation of Factors 6. Confirmatory Factor Analysis and Path Analysis 7. The Interpretation and Use of Factor Analysis: Examples from Personality Tests 8. Factor Analysis in Test Construction 9. Factor Analysis in a Wider Context 10. Interpreting Confirmatory and Path Analyses 11. Summary and Conclusions: The Use and… Expand
Factor Analysis: An Overview in the Field of Measurement
An overview of factor analysis from the perspective of measurement in clinical research is provided, a statistical technique that identifies interrelationships among a set of items in an instrument and/or questionnaire and groups them into homogeneous domains. Expand
Using exploratory factor analysis in personality research: Best-practice recommendations
Orientation: Exploratory factor analysis is the method of choice with objective personality instruments, particularly to establish the construct validity and construct equivalence of trait-basedExpand
Exploratory Factor Analysis and Principal Component Analysis in Clinical Studies: Which one should you use?
Exper exploratory factor analysis (EFA) has many similarities with a commonly used data reduction technique called principal component analysis (PCA). Expand
Factor Analysis in Counseling Research and Practice
This article summarizes the general uses and major characteristics of factor analysis, particularly as they may apply to counseling research and practice. Exploratory factor analysis (EFA) andExpand
Use of Exploratory Factor Analysis in Published Research
Given the proliferation of factor analysis applications in the literature, the present article examines the use of factor analysis in current published research across four psychological journals.Expand
A Beginner's Guide to Factor Analysis: Focusing on Exploratory Factor Analysis
An overview of the statistical technique and how it is used in various research designs and applications is given, to develop a better understanding of when to employ factor analysis and how to interpret the tables and graphs in the output. Expand
This paper reviews the basic processes of exploratory factor analysis (EFA) with regard to evaluating test score validity. Construct validity is the focus of the paper. The similarity between theExpand
An Investigation into the Factor Structure of a German Version of Goldberg’s Big-Five Factor Markers
Previous studies have suggested the cross-cultural generalisability of a five-factor structure for personality traits. In this article, the utility of a translated version of the 50-item IPIPExpand
An Exploratory Investigation of the Factor Structure of the Reynolds Intellectual Assessment Scales (RIAS)
This study investigated the factor structure of the Reynolds Intellectual Assessment Scales (RIAS) using rigorous exploratory factor analytic and factor extraction procedures. The results of thisExpand
On the Factor Structure of a Reading Comprehension Test.
To investigate the construct validly of a section of a high stakes test, an exploratory factor analysis using principal components analysis was employed. The rotation used was varimax with theExpand