Asparouhov, T., Muthen, B. & Morin, AJ. (2015). Bayesian structural equation modeling with cross-loadings and residual covariances: Comments on Stromeyer et al.. Journal of Management,41(6), 1561-1576. Retrieved from https://doi.org/10.1177/0149206315591075
A recent article in the Journal of Management gives a critique of a Bayesian approach to factor analysis proposed in Psychological Methods. This commentary responds to the authors’ critique by clarifying key issues, especially the use of priors for residual covariances. A discussion is also presented of cross-loadings and model selection tools. Simulated data are used to illustrate the ideas. A reanalysis of the example used by the authors reveals a superior model overlooked by the authors.
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