Date: Sat, 19 Oct 2002 16:18:49 -0500
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From: R Cole <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Subject: New Variables from Factor Analysis
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I recently completed a Factor Analysis on 25 Variables with 60 cases in
the data set. Cronbach's alpha for the variables was greater than .75.
The data was from a 5 response Likert scale in a survey. The results
reduced to 7 factors. I am planning on using the new variables in a
correlation matrix with 4 factors from another analysis. In the initial
analysis, I used the SCORES > Save as Variables option to create then
new variables for use in my correlation matrix (Regression Option).
Everything seemed to run properly, and the new variables were created.
However, I was advised to conduct a reliability analysis on the new
variables (Cronbach's alpha). When I run the analysis on these scores I
come up with all zeros for values in the reliability analysis.
I feel I am doing something fundamentally wrong. Can anyone offer any