Performes a maximum likelihood factor analysis on a data frame or matrix
and plots the factor solution as ellipses or tiles.

In case a data frame is used as argument, the cronbach's alpha value for
each factor scale will be calculated, i.e. all variables with the highest
loading for a factor are taken for the reliability test. The result is
an alpha value for each factor dimension.

sjp.fa(data, rotation = c("promax", "varimax"), method = c("ml", "minres", "wls", "gls", "pa", "minchi", "minrank"), nmbr.fctr = NULL, fctr.load.tlrn = 0.1, digits = 2, title = NULL, axis.labels = NULL, type = c("bar", "circle", "tile"), geom.size = 0.6, geom.colors = "RdBu", wrap.title = 50, wrap.labels = 30, show.values = TRUE, show.cronb = TRUE, prnt.plot = TRUE)

data | A data frame that should be used to compute a FA, or a |
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rotation | Rotation of the factor loadings. May be |

method | the factoring method to be used. |

nmbr.fctr | Number of factors used for calculating the rotation. By
default, this value is |

fctr.load.tlrn | Specifies the minimum difference a variable needs to have between factor loadings (components) in order to indicate a clear loading on just one factor and not diffusing over all factors. For instance, a variable with 0.8, 0.82 and 0.84 factor loading on 3 possible factors can not be clearly assigned to just one factor and thus would be removed from the principal component analysis. By default, the minimum difference of loading values between the highest and 2nd highest factor should be 0.1 |

digits | Numeric, amount of digits after decimal point when rounding estimates and values. |

title | character vector, used as plot title. Depending on plot type and function,
will be set automatically. If |

axis.labels | character vector with labels used as axis labels. Optional argument, since in most cases, axis labels are set automatically. |

type | Plot type resp. geom type. May be one of following: |

geom.size | size resp. width of the geoms (bar width, line thickness or point size, depending on plot type and function). Note that bar and bin widths mostly need smaller values than dot sizes. |

geom.colors | user defined color for geoms. See 'Details' in |

wrap.title | numeric, determines how many chars of the plot title are displayed in one line and when a line break is inserted. |

wrap.labels | numeric, determines how many chars of the value, variable or axis labels are displayed in one line and when a line break is inserted. |

show.values | Logical, whether values should be plotted or not. |

show.cronb | Logical, if |

prnt.plot | logical, if |

(Invisibly) returns a `structure`

with

the rotated factor loading matrix (

`rotate`

)the column indices of removed variables (for more details see next list item) (

`removed.colindex`

)an updated data frame containing all factors that have a clear loading on a specific scale in case

`data`

was a data frame (See argument`fctr.load.tlrn`

for more details) (`removed.df`

)the

`factor.index`

, i.e. the column index of each variable with the highest factor loading for each factor,the ggplot-object (

`plot`

),the data frame that was used for setting up the ggplot-object (

`df`

).

This method for factor analysis relies on the functions
`fa`

and `fa.parallel`

from the psych package.

library(GPArotation) data(efc) # recveive first item of COPE-index scale start <- which(colnames(efc) == "c82cop1") # recveive last item of COPE-index scale end <- which(colnames(efc) == "c90cop9") # use data frame as argument, let sjp.fa() compute FA sjp.fa(efc[, start:end])#> Parallel analysis suggests that the number of factors = 3 and the number of components = NA#>#>sjp.fa(efc[, start:end], type = "tile")#> Parallel analysis suggests that the number of factors = 3 and the number of components = NA#>#>