Is More Ever Too Much? The Number of Indicators per Factor in Confirmatory Factor Analysis.

Abstract

We evaluated whether "more is ever too much" for the number of indicators (p) per factor (p/f) in confirmatory factor analysis by varying sample size (N = 50-1000) and p/f (2-12 items per factor) in 35,000 Monte Carlo solutions. For all N's, solution behavior steadily improved (more proper solutions, more accurate parameter estimates, greater reliability… (More)
DOI: 10.1207/s15327906mbr3302_1

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