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Confirmatory factor analysis using confa

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  • Stanislav Kolenikov

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This article describes the confa command, which fits confirmatory factor analysis models by maximum likelihood and provides diagnostics for the fitted models. Descriptions of the command and its options are given, and some illustrative examples are provided. Copyright 2009 by StataCorp LP.

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  • Stanislav Kolenikov, 2009. "Confirmatory factor analysis using confa," Stata Journal, StataCorp LP, vol. 9(3), pages 329-373, September.
  • Handle: RePEc:tsj:stataj:v:9:y:2009:i:3:p:329-373
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