Job applicants data

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.

Worksheet column Description
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
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