The results of the rotated factor loadings
and communalities and factor score coefficients in explanatory factor analysis for each period are shown in Tables V, VI and VII, respectively.
We found that the standardized factor loadings
for both groups were greater than .50, with a t value greater than 1.97, except for one item for the Korean consumer group.
Controlling for the general factor, mean factor loading
estimates were 0.173 for Study Skills, -0.239 for Interpretation, and 0.266 for Research.
In case, we combine patients as well as students to get a total sample, the emerging model is not expected to give an appropriate fit and may show factor loadings
that do not meet the suggested minimum criteria.
[Na.sup.+] and [Cl.sup.-] ions participated in the same ECw component and showed the highest factor loadings
Table 2 shows the standardized factor loadings
. All factor loadings
were statistically significant (ps <.
All factor loadings
were found to be statistically significant (p<0.05) and above 0.5.
The results showed that factor loadings
of all items exceeded 0.40 at definite factors except 1-item “hot flashes”.
The mean correlation between items across factors varied from .37 to .58, and the factor loadings
were distributed between .62 and .77, indicating a model with robust data.
Varimax rotation gave eight factors, and items were retained on the basis of their factor loadings
. The factor loadings
ranged from .302 - .890.Consequently, seven factors were retained and relabelled according to their emerging themes.
In essence, the presence of moderate to strong factor loadings
at the higher order (AMAS1; Table 6) are indicative of the strength of the correlations at the lower order (AMAS2; Table 7).
Third, the final best-fitting CFA 5-factor structure determined for Group 2 was cross-validated based on Group 3 (n=582) using two different approaches: (a) comparisons were made regarding model goodness-of-fit for Group 3; and (b) all factor loadings
and factor covariances of the final model were tested for their invariance across Groups 2 and 3.