HS9Var: 9 Variables from the Holzinger and Swineford (1939) Dataset

Description Format Source References Examples

Description

Mental abilities data on seventh- and eighth-grade children from the classic Holzinger and Swineford (1939) dataset.

Format

A data frame with 301 observations on the following 15 variables.

id

subject identifier

sex

gender

ageyr

age, year part

agemo

age, month part

school

school name (Pasteur or Grant-White)

grade

grade

x1

Visual perception

x2

Cubes

x3

Lozenges

x4

Paragraph comprehension

x5

Sentence completion

x6

Word meaning

x7

Speeded addition

x8

Speeded counting of dots

x9

Speeded discrimination straight and curved capitals

Source

These data were retrieved from the lavaan package. The complete data for all 26 tests are available in the MBESS package.

References

Holzinger, K., and Swineford, F. (1939). A study in factor analysis: The stability of a bifactor solution. Supplementary Educational Monograph, no. 48. Chicago: University of Chicago Press.

Joreskog, K. G. (1969). A general approach to confirmatory maximum likelihood factor analysis. Psychometrika, 34, 183-202.

Examples

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