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Psychometrika

, Volume 48, Issue 3, pp 315–342 | Cite as

A second generation nonlinear factor analysis

  • Jamshid Etezadi-Amoli
  • Roderick P. McDonald
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Abstract

Nonlinear common factor models with polynomial regression functions, including interaction terms, are fitted by simultaneously estimating the factor loadings and common factor scores, using maximum-likelihood-ratio and ordinary-least-squares methods. A Monte Carlo study gives support to a conjecture about the form of the distribution of the likelihood-ratio criterion.

Key words

nonlinear factor analysis polynomial regressions maximum-likelihood-ratio estimators dimensions of aphasia 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Jamshid Etezadi-Amoli
    • 1
  • Roderick P. McDonald
    • 2
  1. 1.The Ontario Institute for Studies in EducationUSA
  2. 2.School of EducationMacquarie UniversityNorth RydeAustralia

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