Factor Analysis Table Exercise - SFQ Data by stariya

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									                             FACTOR ANALYSIS TABLE
Elementary school teachers (N = 81) were asked to rate the importance of several reasons for
elementary school children failing their grade. A newly developed questionnaire, the 15-item
Student Failure Questionnaire (SFQ), was provided to all participants. A factor analysis was
conducted to identify the underlying factors of this new questionnaire.

The study consists of 15 variables (shown below): Each of the 15 items of the SFQ constitutes
one variable, with each item identifying a potential reason for elementary school children failing
their grade.

1.     Student is excessively absent from school.
2.     Student does extra work on his or her own.
3.     Education is taught in a second language.
4.     Student asks questions about materials.
5.     Student lacks adequate diet.
6.     Student lacks support from school.
7.     Student does not do homework.
8.     Student lacks support from teacher.
9.     Student has attention deficit disorder.
10.    Student lacks support from other students.
11.    Student appears to be of superior intellect.
12.    Student lacks parental support.
13.    Student makes extra effort to participate in class.
14.    Student has learning disability.
15.    Student enjoys doing schoolwork.


Factor 1: External Reasons (Out of Student’s Control) (α = .83)
       Items: 3, 14, 9, 5, 11, and 1 (ranked by loadings: .89, .86, -.86, .79, .79, and .77)
Factor 2: Student Effort (α = .77)
       Items: 7, 15, 2, 13, and 4 (ranked by loadings: .86, .79, .77, .75, .69)
Factor 3: Support From Others (α = .79)
       Items: 12, 6, 8, and 10 (ranked by loadings: .90, .89, .75, .62)


Create an APA approved table to present the factor analysis findings for this information…




                    Example (in part) from: Presenting Your Findings, APA (1999).

								
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