Factor retention in EFA: strategies for health behavior researchers. Academic Article uri icon


  • OBJECTIVE: To provide readers with information on various techniques to improve future health behavior EFA research. METHODS: Data from a health education questionnaire development study are analyzed to make the discussion of techniques concrete. RESULTS: There are numerous strategies to use when making a factor retention decision. CONCLUSIONS: The informed health-behavior researcher should use sophisticated factor retention techniques during EFAs.

published proceedings

  • Am J Health Behav

author list (cited authors)

  • Stellefson, M. L., Hanik, B. W., Chaney, B. H., & Chaney, J. D

citation count

  • 10

complete list of authors

  • Stellefson, Michael L||Hanik, Bruce W||Chaney, Beth H||Chaney, J Don

publication date

  • September 2009