Exploratory factor analysis (EFA) is a very popular statistical tool that is used throughout the social sciences. It has proven useful for assessing theories of learning, cognition, and personality (Aluja, García, & García, 2004), for exploring scale validity (Manos, Rachel C.; Kanter, Jonathan W.; Luo, Wen;), and for reducing the dimensionality in a set of variables so that they can be used more easily in further statistical analyses (Mashal & Kasirer, 2012).


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