Psychometrika

, Volume 7, Issue 2, pp 135–138 | Cite as

An appraisal of the validity of the factor loadings employed in the construction of the primary social attitude scales

  • Leonard W. Ferguson
  • Warren R. Lawrence
Article

Abstract

In this article the authors examine the effect of including alternate test forms in a factor matrix upon the validity of the resultant factor loadings, finding that in this particular instance the effect is negligible. Comparisons of the factor loadings derived from matrices in which only one of the alternate test forms is included with those in which both forms are included reveal practically no difference in the magnitude of either the original or rotated factor loadings, or in that of the computed communalities.

Keywords

Public Policy Factor Loading Statistical Theory Factor Matrix Test Form 

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© Psychometric Society 1942

Authors and Affiliations

  • Leonard W. Ferguson
    • 1
  • Warren R. Lawrence
    • 1
  1. 1.University of ConnecticutUSA

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