CONFIRMATORY FACTOR ANALYSIS OF COLLEGE STUDENTS’ MEANING IN LIFE
The purposes of this study were to study of the confirmatory of meaning in life model of college students and to study of meaning in life of college students. The samples were 917 students who enrolled in the Education Faculty in Rajabhat University in academic year 2018. The samples received by multistage random sampling. The instrument use in this research was a College Students’ Meaning in Life Scale. The reliability of the test was .905. The statistic used to analyze data comprising of frequency, percentage, mean, standard deviation and confirmatory factor analysis.
The research result were :
The first order of the confirmatory factor analysis of meaning in life of college students consisted of 9 observed variables. The result found that factor loading between 0.44-0.84 at 0.01 level. And goodness of fit with the empirical data were X²=6.46, P-Value=0.78, X2/df=0.64, GFA=1.00, GFAI=0.99, CFI=1.00, RMR=0.00, and RMSEA=0.00 respectively. And the results the model analysis of the second confirmatory factor found that the meaning in life of the three components have factor loading between 0.78-1.00 while shown that the model has goodness of fit with the empirical data. The result shown that Meaning in Life of Students College’ scores is high level. ( =3.78, SD=0.38).
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