Confirmatory Factor Model Wizard - Latent Variables

Select the Confirmatory factor analysis option button in the SEPATH Wizard - Select Wizard dialog box and click the OK button to launch the Confirmatory Factor Model Wizard. Use the first dialog box displayed, the Confirmatory Factor Model Wizard - Latent Variables dialog box, to specify factor names and loadings as well as residual variables and the number of model parameters. You can also specify whether common factors and residuals will be correlated. For more information on the wizard, see Confirmatory Factor Analysis Wizard.

Latent variables. Enter the names of the common factors in the Latent variables fields.  

Vars. Click the Vars button to display a list of currently available manifest variables. Use this list to select which variables load on a particular factor. The variables you have already selected to load on a particular latent variable appear in the Manifest Vars field.

Base name for residual variables. Enter a base name for your residual variables in Base name for residual variables field. The names of the residual variables will be constructed by adding an integer (starting at one) to this base name. So, for example, if you enter EPS as the base name, and you have four manifest variables, your residual variables will be named EPS1, EPS2, EPS3, and EPS4.

Starting parameter number. Enter a starting parameter number in the Starting parameter number box. The free parameters in your model will be numbered consecutively, starting at this value.

Factors. Click on the appropriate option button under Factors to indicate whether you want the common factors to be Uncorrelated or Correlated. If you decide to correlate your factors, the Confirmatory Factor Model - Correlate Factors dialog box prompts you for these correlations.

Residual Variables. Click on the appropriate option button under Residual Variables to indicate whether you want the residuals to be Uncorrelated or Correlated.  If you decide to correlate your residual variables, the Confirmatory Factor Model - Correlate Residuals dialog box prompts you for these correlations.

OK. Click the OK button to proceed to the next dialog box in the Confirmatory Factor Model Wizard.

Exit. Click the Exit button to leave the Confirmatory Factor Model Wizard without completing a model.

Back. Click the Back button to return to the previous dialog box in the Confirmatory Factor Model Wizard.