A recent study (Cerdin, 1996, 1998) has divided adaptability into six facets, each facet being measured by a set of items (making a total of 26 items). This research has used exploratory factor analysis in investigating the number and composition of factors underlying adaptability. This article strives to further enhance the investigation of adaptability. It advocates the use of confirmatory factor analysis for testing the inner structure of adaptability.
CERDIN, J.L., CHANDON, J.L. and WAXIN, M. (1999). The Adaptability of the French Expatriates: A Confirmatory Analysis.