Unconstrained ESEM with target rotation
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 Jessica Harding posted on Saturday, December 03, 2011 - 3:35 pm
I am trying to establish invariance using ESEM across 4 ethnic groups. I can get an answer when I constrain factor loadings across groups but I am having trouble getting an unconstrained baseline model using the target rotation?

Thanks!

ERROR in MODEL command
An EFA factor has been redeclared in a BY statement without (*label).
Only one declaration of the factor is allowed.

My message is too long so I've included abridged syntax here. I specify the same model for each ethnic group.

GROUPING IS Ethnic6 (6=White 1=Black 2=Latino 5=Chinese);

ANALYSIS:
ESTIMATOR = MLR;
rotation=target;

MODEL:
emoeng by eng6_02 eng6_05 eng6_09 eng6_14 eng6_20
eng6_01~0 eng6_06~0 eng6_12~0 eng6_17~0 eng6_19~0 eng6_10~0 eng6_11~0 eng6_13~0 eng6_16~0 eng6_18~0 eng6_03~0 eng6_04~0 eng6_07~0 eng6_08~0 eng6_15~0(*1);

effort by eng6_01 eng6_06 eng6_12 eng6_17 eng6_19

anx by eng6_10 eng6_11 eng6_13 eng6_16 eng6_18

withdraw by eng6_03 eng6_04 eng6_07 eng6_08 eng6_15

[emoeng@0 effort@0 anx@0 withdraw@0 Eng6_01-Eng6_20];
 Linda K. Muthen posted on Monday, December 05, 2011 - 8:59 am
 Laura Mezquita posted on Thursday, February 15, 2018 - 4:56 am
I HAVE THE SAME PROBLEM.

THE MESSAGE ERROR IS:

*** ERROR in MODEL command
An EFA factor has been redeclared in a BY statement without (*label).
Only one declaration of the factor is allowed.

HOW CAN I FIX IT?

THANK YOU SO MUCH
 Bengt O. Muthen posted on Thursday, February 15, 2018 - 4:49 pm
We have to see the full output to tell. Please send the output to Support along with your license number.
 Jone Aliri posted on Thursday, May 17, 2018 - 8:38 am
Hello, my problem is just the oppossite, I cannot get an answer when I constrain factor loadings across groups (no problems with getting an unconstrained baseline model) using the target rotation.

ERROR in MODEL command
All factor loadings within a set must be either free or equal.

Abridged syntax: here. I specify the same model for each group.

GROUPING IS Sex (1=Male 2=Female);

ANALYSIS:
ESTIMATOR = WLSMV;
rotation=target;

MODEL:
AMA by it6 it12 it17 it34 it23 it29 it39 (all other loadings specified~0)(*1 1);

APMEN BY it13 it24 it30 it35 it7 it18 it40

MODEL Female:

AMA by it6 it12 it17 it34 it23 it29 it39 (all other loadings specified~0)(*1 1);

APMEN BY it13 it24 it30 it35 it7 it18 it40

I supposse I have something bad in the syntax, but I can't solve it.

Thank you very much
 Bengt O. Muthen posted on Thursday, May 17, 2018 - 4:36 pm