Exploratory factor analysis (Solved)

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Use the items from the sympathetic magic scale and conduct an exploratory factor analysis (ANALYZE->DIMENSION REDUCTION->FACTOR) with the following settings:
  • EXTRACTION->PRINCIPAL AXIS FACTORING
  • EXTRACTION->SCREE PLOT
  • ROTATION->VARIMAX

Describe the results of the exploratory factor analysis

  1. How many factors were extracted
  2. List the factors in a table
  3. Can you subjectively make sense of how the items loaded on each factor (what does each factor mean?)
  4. After examining the data, how many factors you would retain in your final solution?  Explain your reasoning for including or excluding each factor. 
  5. Try your best at writing up the results section

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