The classic Holzinger and Swineford (1939) dataset consists of mental
ability test scores of seventh- and eighth-grade children from two
different schools (Pasteur and Grant-White). In the original dataset
(available in the
MBESS package), there are scores for 26 tests.
However, a smaller subset with 9 variables is more widely used in the
literature (for example in Joreskog's 1969 paper, which also uses the 145
subjects from the Grant-White school only).
A data frame with 301 observations of 15 variables.
Age, year part
Age, month part
School (Pasteur or Grant-White)
Speeded counting of dots
Speeded discrimination straight and curved capitals
This dataset was originally retrieved from
http://web.missouri.edu/~kolenikovs/stata/hs-cfa.dta (link no longer active) and converted to an R dataset.
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.
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