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.
|Title of host publication||Human Developmental Research|
|Subtitle of host publication||Experience from Research in Hong Kong|
|Publisher||Nova Science Publishers, Inc.|
|Number of pages||22|
|Publication status||Published - 1 Jan 2014|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Social Sciences(all)