Hi Prof Linda, Thankx for your response. In ESEM with categorical(ORDINAL SCALE) how can i get or access the reliability. my scale is ordinal on 5 likert scale. The determinacy function is not working for categorical scale. Is there any means to get the reliabilities. secondly should i read the factor scores from STDYX Standardization or MODEL RESULTS for categorical. Also why SRMR is not reported for categorical in ESEM.I have a very large sample size so Chi-Square model text is not good for me. I then limited to few model test.
I am doing an EFA with binary data and have obtained a loading greater than 1 for one of the ten indicator variables. I checked the residual variance and it is positive. I reviewed the Joreskog paper about loadings greater than 1, but he specifies standardized loadings. I assume that EFA reports unstandardized loadings because in the CFA, my standardized loadings are all less than 1. An earlier post by Linda on the discussion board said that loadings over 1 were possible for categorical factor analyses because the loadings refer to regression coefficients rather than correlations. Is there a reference in an article or book that I could use for that statement?
See our FAQ on Standardized >1. There are 2 papers mentioned there which you can refer to. It happens when the predictors, in this case the factors, correlate highly. Standardized or not doesn't matter.