Factor Analysis in Stata

Conducting Exploratory Factor Analysis in Stata is relatively straight forward. Run the factor command, followed by the rotate command. There are also other post-estimation commands. For examples of running EFA in Stata, go here or here. Running a Confirmatory Factor Analysis in Stata is a little more complicated. A cfa module, which is maintained and updated by Stanislav Kolenikov, can be downloaded by running the following command in Stata:

 

net from http://web.missouri.edu/~kolenikovs/stata/

 

The command syntax is:

The accompanying paper which contains the description of the commands and illustrative examples is here -> cfa-sj-kolenikov.

 

References:

Stata Annotated Output: Factor Analysis. UCLA: Academic Technology Services, Statistical Consulting Group.

from http://www.ats.ucla.edu/stat/stata/output/fa_output.htm (accessed October 14, 2011).

 

John B. Willett, Conducting Exploratory Factor Analyses, in Selected Multivariate Data-Analytic Methods.

from http://isites.harvard.edu/fs/docs/icb.topic863573.files/Section_III/Section%20III_3/III_3a_1.do (accessed October 14, 2011).

 

Stanislav Kolenikov, Confi rmatory factor analysis using cfa.

from http://web.missouri.edu/~kolenikovs/stata/cfa-sj-kolenikov.pdf (accessed October 14, 2011).

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