Factor Structure of the Research Training Environment Scale-Revised: Implications for Research Training in Applied Psychology
The factor structure of the Research Training Environment Scale-Revised was examined in a sample of 270 graduate students in counseling psychology. This confirmatory factor analysis assessed the fit of a nine-factor model corresponding to the respective subscales on the measure, as well as the fit of a second-order factor structure suggested by an exploratory factor analysis of data. The second-order factor structure fit very well when conducted on manifest (i.e., observed) subscale total scores; the results were more ambiguous when first-order latent factors were included in the factor structure. The analyses suggested that an instructional dimension and an interpersonal dimension are global factors of the research training environment.
Kahn, Jeffrey H. and Gelso, Charles J., "Factor Structure of the Research Training Environment Scale-Revised: Implications for Research Training in Applied Psychology" (1997). Faculty Publications – Psychology. 19.