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 Richard Tamala posted on Saturday, October 04, 2014 - 10:09 am
Hi fellows,

I have some issues interpreting the outcome of my CFA.

Basically I'm checking the impact of various second order construct on performance.

Somehow like this:

Items <-- factor 1 (.60)
Items <-- factor 2 (.60)
Items <-- factor 3 (.60)

factor 1 <-- second oder factor 1 (.54)
factor 2 <-- second oder factor 1 (.82)
factor 3 <-- second oder factor 1 (.30)

second oder factor 1 --> Performace (.40)

All item show standardised loadings > 0.6 on their destinct factor which is inline with the suggestion of Bagozzi and Yi (1988)

However, factor loadings on the proposed 2nd order constructs vary from 0.3 to 0.8 and I wonder if there are also recommended tresholds for factor / second oder facor loadings, or if this just means that there are stronger and weaker factors within the higher construct.

How'd you interpret the results above?

Would be great if I can get your thoughts on that!

Happy researching!
 Linda K. Muthen posted on Saturday, October 04, 2014 - 10:48 am
This sounds like a question for a general discussion forum like SEMNET.
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