Second-order factor Confirmatory Factor Analysis

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by Yann Cook » Tue May 01, 2018 3:36 pm

Hey guys,
you created an awesome piece of software!

Is there a way, in which I could add a second order factor to my confirmatory factor analysis?

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by jonathon » Thu May 03, 2018 8:58 pm

ravi's away at the moment, and he takes care of the CFA. he should be back early next week.

sorry for the delay!
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by Ravi » Fri May 11, 2018 7:20 pm

Hi Yann,

Not at the moment. With the way we created the UI it's not very easy to allow for second order factors and still keep things clean and easy-to-use. I think it would be nicer if more complex CFA/SEM models would be implemented in a separate module, which we are eager to support.

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by hejhej » Tue Jun 26, 2018 6:39 am


I get different results from CFAs in Jamovi when comparing with MPlus. Specifically, the degrees of freedom are different. Is it possible that Jamovi reports the number of free variables, and not degrees of freedom?
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by Ravi » Tue Jun 26, 2018 8:56 am


jamovi relies on lavaan for its CFA, so it shows the exact same results as lavaan. Maybe both tests test something different?

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