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 Alok Saboo posted on Saturday, March 17, 2012 - 7:29 pm
I used EFA to come up with a solution that I am happy with. Now I want to replicate (and extend) that model using CFA. I could not find any easy way to do that, especially since one cannot even use TECH1 with EFA.

Basically, I am looking to get the exact same results using CFA as those from the EFA framework. Would appreciate any pointers..thanks!!
 Alok Saboo posted on Saturday, March 17, 2012 - 7:41 pm
Just to clarify, one reason that I want to do the above is to obtain factor scores as FSCORES does not work with TYPE=EFA, which is what I used in my original model.

The EFA model is a good starting point for subsequent analysis.
 Bengt O. Muthen posted on Saturday, March 17, 2012 - 10:14 pm
You can use ESEM to get factor scores.
 Alok Saboo posted on Sunday, March 18, 2012 - 10:37 am
Thanks for the guidance, but I am still not able to obtain the FSCORES. Here's my code:

DATA: FILE IS "F:\For_Mplus.txt";

VARIABLE: NAMES ARE Age_IPO UW_Rep Inst_Ow VC Act_Rcv SGA MktInten RD TechInt TA
CEO_MKTG MKTG_Exe CEO_Tech Tec_Exec Tot_Exec MExe_pct TExe_pct BuzIPF_I
BuzIP_F Buz_F BuzF_I Mkt_all Prd_All Tot_all Mkt_all2 Prd_All2 Pat_fil
Pat_g Cust_Pow Emp_Tot EMP_RD EMP_SM;

CATEGORICAL ARE VC Cust_Pow CEO_Tech CEO_MKTG;

USEVARIABLES= BuzIP_F TA EMP_RD UW_REP TECHINT INST_OW AGE_IPO EMP_TOT
EMP_SM TEXE_PCT MExe_pct PAT_G VC PRD_ALL MKT_ALL Cust_Pow CEO_Tech CEO_MKTG;

MISSING=.;

ANALYSIS: ITERATIONS = 5000;

MODEL: f1 BY BuzIP_F TA EMP_RD UW_REP TECHINT INST_OW AGE_IPO EMP_TOT EMP_SM
TEXE_PCT MExe_pct PAT_G VC PRD_ALL MKT_ALL Cust_Pow CEO_Tech CEO_MKTG;

f2 BY BuzIP_F TA EMP_RD UW_REP TECHINT INST_OW AGE_IPO EMP_TOT EMP_SM
TEXE_PCT MExe_pct PAT_G VC PRD_ALL MKT_ALL Cust_Pow CEO_Tech CEO_MKTG;

f1 WITH f2;
f1@1;
f2@1;

OUTPUT: TECH1 MODINDICES;

SAVEDATA: FILE IS "F:\fscores.sav" SAVE = FSCORES;

It only saves the data and not the factor scores. Kindly advice.
 Linda K. Muthen posted on Sunday, March 18, 2012 - 12:01 pm
Try putting a semicolon after sav".
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