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Assumption 4: Sample size Cudeck and MacCallum (2012) highlight that a sample size of at least 100 is appropriate for application of factor analysis when variables are correlated. The researcher used a sample size of 135 which meets the given threshold. With the factor analysis assumptions met, the researcher proceeded to carry out confirmatory analysis for the subtests. 4.9 Confirmatory Factor Analysis for the subtests Only a Confirmatory Factor Analysis (CFA) was conducted due to the strong underpinning of the Triarchic Theory and its existing framework. CFA was performed using AMOS version 21 with maximum likelihood procedures to confirm if the data fit the hypothesized three- factor model. Although parceling in a CFA is known as a controversial practice, Little, Cunningham,
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