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A Note on a Two-Stage Least Squares Estimator for Higher-Order Factor Analyses

Citation

Bollen, Kenneth A. & Biesanz, Jeremy C. (2002). A Note on a Two-Stage Least Squares Estimator for Higher-Order Factor Analyses. Sociological Methods & Research, 30(4), 568-79.

Abstract

This article extends Bollen’s two-stage least squares (2SLS) estimator to estimate confirmatory higher-order factor analysis models. This includes estimation of the higherorder and lower-order factor loadings and their intercepts. This 2SLS estimator does not require that the observed variables come from normal distributions, and it is less sensitive to specification errors than are the full information estimators. As such, this makes the 2SLS estimator a useful complementary estimator to the other full information estimators.

URL

http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0049124102030004004

Reference Type

Journal Article

Journal Title

Sociological Methods & Research

Author(s)

Bollen, Kenneth A.
Biesanz, Jeremy C.

Year Published

2002

Volume Number

30

Issue Number

4

Pages

568-79

Reference ID

1880