On The Factor Structure ( Invariance ) of the PhD UEE Using Multigroup Confirmatory Factor Analysis

  title={On The Factor Structure ( Invariance ) of the PhD UEE Using Multigroup Confirmatory Factor Analysis},
  author={Hamdollah Ravand and Gholam Reza Rohani and Fatemeh Faryabi},
The aim of the current study was twofold: (1) to explore the internal structure of the general English (GE) section of the university entrance examination for Ph.D applicants (PhD UEE)into the English programs at state universities in Iran, and (2) to examine the factor structure invariance of the test across two proficiency levels. Multigroup confirmatory factor analysis was used to analyze the responses of a random sample of participants (N=1009) who took the test in 2014. First, four models… CONTINUE READING

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