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Confirmatory factor analysis in Stata

  • Stas Kolenikov


    (University of Missouri, Columbia)

I will present a set of routines to conduct a one-factor confirmatory factor analysis in Stata. The use of Mata in programming will be highlighted. Corrections for non-normality, as common in the structural equation modeling literature, will be demonstrated. Indications for further development into multifactor models and, eventually, structural equation models, will be given.

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Paper provided by Stata Users Group in its series North American Stata Users' Group Meetings 2006 with number 4.

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Date of creation: 23 Jul 2006
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Handle: RePEc:boc:asug06:4
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