Confirmatory factor analysis: an introduction for psychosomatic medicine researchers.

@article{Babyak2010ConfirmatoryFA,
  title={Confirmatory factor analysis: an introduction for psychosomatic medicine researchers.},
  author={Michael A. Babyak and Samuel B Green},
  journal={Psychosomatic medicine},
  year={2010},
  volume={72 6},
  pages={587-97}
}
We present an introduction to the basic concepts essential to understanding confirmatory factor analysis (CFA). We initially discuss the underlying mathematical model and its graphical representation. We then show how parameters are estimated for the CFA model based on the maximum likelihood function. Finally, we discuss several ways in which model fit is… CONTINUE READING