A human resources manager wants to identify the underlying factors that explain the 12 variables that the human resources department measures for each applicant. Human resources employees rate each job applicant on various characteristics using a 1 (low) through 10 (high) scale. The manager collects the ratings for 50 job applicants.
You can use this data to demonstrate Factor Analysis.
|Academic record||Ratings are based on grades from school, and scores from tests for admission into a college or university|
|Appearance||Ratings are based on the applicant's physical appearance, including clothing and grooming|
|Communication||Ratings are based on the applicant's listening and speaking skills|
|Company Fit||Ratings are based on how well the applicant's personality and goals correspond to the company's personality and goals|
|Experience||Ratings are based on the amount of experience the applicant has in this type of job|
|Job Fit||Ratings are based on how well the applicant's skills and experience correspond to the job|
|Letter||Ratings are based on how well the applicant wrote his or her job-application letter|
|Likeability||Ratings are based on how likely the applicant is to be liked by his or her co-workers|
|Organization||Ratings are based on the applicant's project organization skills|
|Potential||Ratings are based on how likely the applicant is to be promoted to a higher-level job|
|Resume||Ratings are based on how well the applicant wrote his or her resume, including whether the resume contains information that is relevant to the job|
|Self-Confidence||Ratings are based on how confident the applicant is in his or her ability to perform the job well|