I found that after running a CFA, positive factor loadings and negative factor loadings occurred as appropriate. (An item representing a high score and an item representing a low score on the same construct loading in opposite directions.)
Is it okay to leave these loadings as negative when other loadings on the same factor are positive?
Or do these negative loadings mean that the an item is loading on the correct factor but will need to be reverse coded?
If so, how does one reverse code a continuous variable in R, when it is taken to 2 decimal places? (e.g. can't just say 1 = 6, ...., 6 = 1 with values like 2.43)