Date: Fri, 18 Feb 2005 08:43:08 -0500
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From: "Ola S. Rostant" <email@example.com>
Subject: A question about dimensionality
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I'm looking for some clarification on the concept of dimensionality,
Here is my question, for a scale to be considered unidimensional does
that mean that
(1) All the items load on one factor?
(2) Doe that mean, that there is one dimension of a particular trait
(i.e.. in my case overall pregnancy experience), and this trait if made
up of several constructs (body image, maternal competence, social
All advice is welcomed,