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 Itsara Boon posted on Wednesday, August 11, 2010 - 3:17 pm

How can we interpret the ratio of estimated factor loading to standard error in order to determined whether the item should be remained or good enough in EFA?

Many thanks
 Linda K. Muthen posted on Wednesday, August 11, 2010 - 3:22 pm
The ration of the factor loading to its standard error is a z-score in large samples. It should be interpreted as such.
 Tracy Witte posted on Saturday, March 02, 2013 - 7:35 am
I am using Mplus version 7 to conduct an EFA with continuous indicators and ML estimation. For my factor intercorrelation, the ratio of the estimate to the SE is 0.65 (and thus not statistically significant). However, there is an asterisk next to the estimate, indicating statistical significance. What might explain this?
 Linda K. Muthen posted on Saturday, March 02, 2013 - 7:45 am
I think there may have been a problem with the asterisks being placed incorrectly. If you send the output and your license number to support@statmodel.com, I can check for sure.
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