Bootstrap Exploratory Factor Analysis Syntax

The syntax for conducting a Bootstrap EFA is available at the links below. The example uses the Holzinger & Swineford data. Download the syntax as WORD files that contain very helpful color coding of necessary program changes for different data.

Syntax for earlier versions of SPSS (prior to 15.0) can be found on Bruce Thompson's website ( ) by clicking on the hyperlink to "various data sets and SPSS syntax files".



Consult our 2007 publication for further details.

Zientek, L. R., & Thompson, B. (2007). Applying the bootstrap to the multivariate case: Bootstrap factor analysis. Behavior Research Methods, 39, 318 325.