Cover; Contents; CHAPTER 1 Introductory Factor Analysis Concepts; The Goals of Factor Analysis; A Conceptual Introduction to the Common Factor Model; A Graphical Depiction of the Common Factor Model; A Simple Mathematical Introduction to the Common Factor Model; Chapter Summary and Book Overview; CHAPTER 2 Requirements for and Decisions in Choosing Exploratory Common Factor Analysis; Is EFA Suitable for the Research Question?; Are the Data Suitable for Factor Analysis?; Properties of the Measured Variables; Is an Exploratory or Confirmatory Approach Most Appropriate?
The Common Factor Model or Principal Component Model?Summary; CHAPTER 3 Requirements and Decisions for Implementing Exploratory Common Factor Analysis; Choosing a Method of Fitting the Common Factor Model; Determining the Appropriate Number of Common Factors; Rotating Factor Analysis Solutions; Concluding Comments; CHAPTER 4 Factor Analysis Assumptions; Assumptions Underlying the Common Factor Model; Assumptions Related to Model Fitting Procedures; Summary and Conclusions; CHAPTER 5 Implementing and Interpreting Exploratory Factor Analysis; Context for the Analysis: Pre-Analysis Decisions
Example Research Question and MeasuresConducting the Analysis: Implementation of EFA; Concluding Comments; CHAPTER 6 Summary, Conclusions, and Recommendations; Understanding the Common Factor Model; Determining if Exploratory Factor Analysis is Appropriate; Decisions in Conducting Exploratory Factor Analysis; Assumptions Underlying the Common Factor Model and Fitting Procedures; Implementing and Interpreting EFA; Concluding Thoughts; Recommended Readings and Supplementary Programs; Index; A; B; C; D; E; F; G; H; I; K; L; M; N; O; P; Q; R; S; T; U; V