Confirmatory factor analysis using AMOS: A demonstration

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The purpose of this chapter is to demonstrate how to use AMOS to test first- and higherorder confirmatory factor analysis models. The analyses were performed with the AMOS 17.0 statistic package, a very user-friendly program for structural equation modeling. In this paper, the concepts, theories and basic steps of conducting CFA and a general introduction to the software AMOS are described. The process of conducting two different types of CFA within the framework of AMOS program (first-order CFA and higher-order or hierarchical CFA) are illustrated based on the data collected from 604 secondary school teachers in the Project P.A.T.H.S. in Hong Kong. The factor structure of a subjective outcome evaluation form developed to assess program implementers' subjective evaluation about the project was examined.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationHuman Developmental Research
Subtitle of host publicationExperience from Research in Hong Kong
PublisherNova Science Publishers, Inc.
Number of pages22
ISBN (Electronic)9781628081671
ISBN (Print)9781628081664
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2014

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  • Social Sciences(all)

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