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 seungjin lee posted on Monday, July 04, 2016 - 12:40 pm
I am doing EFA in a CFA framework to obtain standard errors and thereby be able to asses statistical significance.

There are now so many overlapping indicators across factors (a item was significant across factors). In this case, how do I decide each indicator to load on only one latent factor?
 Bengt O. Muthen posted on Monday, July 04, 2016 - 2:18 pm
The current version of Mplus gives SEs for EFA loadings. There is no need to switch to CFA.

Also, note our writings on ESEM (see papers under the ESEM heading in the left margin of our home page.
 seungjin lee posted on Monday, July 04, 2016 - 2:24 pm
Thanks for your response.

However, what I meant,

For example, item 1 is significant under factor 1 and 2 at the same time. In this case,under which factor should be the item 1?
 Bengt O. Muthen posted on Monday, July 04, 2016 - 5:34 pm

You may want to discuss these general factor analysis issues on SEMNET.
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