Factor Retention in EFA: Strategies for Health Behavior Researchers
Authors: Stellefson, Michael L.; Hanik, Bruce W.; Chaney, Beth H.; Chaney, J. Don
Source: American Journal of Health Behavior, Volume 33, Number 5, September 2009 , pp. 587-599(13)
Publisher: PNG Publications
Abstract:Objective: To provide readers with information on various techniques to improve future health behavior EFA research.Methods: Data from a health education questionnaire development study are analyzed to make the discussion of techniques concrete.Results: There are numerous strategies to use when making a factor retention decision.Conclusions: The informed health-behavior researcher should use sophisticated factor retention techniques during EFAs.
Document Type: Research article
Publication date: 2009-09-01
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