**CHAPTER 1: Introductory Factor-Analysis Concepts**

- The Goals of Factor Analysis
- A Conceptual Introduction to the Common Factor Model
- A Graphical Depiction of the Common Factor Model
- A Simple Mathematical Introduction to the Common Factor Model
- Chapter Summary and Book Overview

**CHAPTER 2: Requirements for and Decisions in Choosing Exploratory Common-Factor Analysis**

- Is EFA Suitable for the Research Question?
- Are the Data Suitable for Factor Analysis?
- Properties of the Measured Variables
- Is an Exploratory or Confirmatory Approach Most Appropriate?
- The Common Factor Model or Principal Component Model?
- Summary

**CHAPTER 3: Requirements and Decisions for Implementing Exploratory Common-Factor Analysis**

- Choosing a Method of Fitting the Common Factor Model
- Determining the Appropriate Number of Common Factors
- Rotating Factor Analysis Solutions
- Concluding Comments

**CHAPTER 4: Factor-Analysis Assumptions**

- Assumptions Underlying the Common Factor Model
- Assumptions Related to Model Fitting Procedures
- Summary and Conclusions

**CHAPTER 5: Implementing and Interpreting Exploratory Factor Analysis**

- Context for the Analysis: Pre-Analysis Decisions
- Example Research Question and Measures
- Conducting the Analysis: Implementation of EFA
- Concluding Comments

**CHAPTER 6: Summary, Conclusions, and Recommendations**

- Understanding the Common Factor Model
- Determining if Exploratory Factor Analysis is Appropriate
- Decisions in Conducting Exploratory Factor Analysis
- Assumptions Underlying the Common Factor Model and Fitting Procedures
- Implementing and Interpreting EFA
- Concluding Thoughts
- Recommended Readings and Supplementary Programs