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Psychometrics tutorial  Exploratory factor analysis
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This tutorial provides an introduction to conducting exploratory factor analyses (EFAs) using SPSS. The SPSS data, syntax and output is available for each analysis, along with screencasts on youtube.
General steps 

Here are the recommended steps when conducting an exploratory factor analysis using SPSS:

ExercisesEdit
Exercise 1: Smoking attitudesEditWhat are the underlying dimensions of attitudes towards other people smoking? Data file: data_14_1.sav  .sps  .spo
Rating scale
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Exercise 2: Classroom behaviourEdit Data file: behav.sav  .sps  .spo  .doc  .pdf
Rating scale (1 to 5)
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Exercise 3: Managerial skillsEdit
Data file: manage.sav  .sps  .spo  .doc  .pdf
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See alsoEdit
 Exploratory factor analysis
 This tutorial
 Next steps
ReferencesEdit
 ↑ Allen, P. & Bennett, K. (2008). SPSS for the health and behavioural sciences. South Melbourne, Victoria, Australia: Thomson.  Companion site
 ↑ Francis, G. (2007). Introduction to SPSS for Windows: v. 15.0 and 14.0 with Notes for Studentware (5th ed.). Sydney: Pearson Education.  Support site
 ↑ Francis, G. (2007). Introduction to SPSS for Windows: v. 15.0 and 14.0 with Notes for Studentware (5th ed.). Sydney: Pearson Education.  Support site
External linksEdit
 Annotated SPSS output factor analysis (UCLA)
 Factor analysis in SPSS (Data Dymstified, YouTube; 12:11 mins)
 How to perform and interpret factor analysis using SPSS (Newcastle University)
 KaiserMeyerOlkin (KMO) test for sampling adequacy (statisticshowto.com)