I have a question about how to do a multiple regression after having the result of the factor analysis.

I have the data from a questionnaire and the result of the factor analysis indicate that I have 4 factor solution.

My question is what to do after doing the factor analysis ?? How can I find the relation between those 4 factors and the dependent variable ??

  • $\begingroup$ Did you do factor analysis after removing dependent variable from data or with it? $\endgroup$
    – rnso
    Commented Jul 13, 2015 at 15:06
  • $\begingroup$ Yes I did the analysis only for the 4 factors.. without the dependent variable. $\endgroup$
    – Alex
    Commented Jul 20, 2015 at 10:39
  • $\begingroup$ Your should also mention how many predictor variables did you subject to factor analysis? Also, regarding what to do further, see answer by @PeterFlom $\endgroup$
    – rnso
    Commented Jul 20, 2015 at 13:15

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You can use the factor scores as independent variables in a regression, just as you would use any other independent variables.


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