Guangjian Zhang

Associate Professor

Associate Professor
E434 Corbett Family Hall
Notre Dame, IN 46556

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Psychometrics and Dynamic Analysis (PDA) Lab

Professor Zhang is open to admitting graduate students for fall 2024 matriculation.

Primary Area: Quantitative

Research and teaching interests

Research interests: factor analysis and structural equation modeling, time series analysis, longitudinal data analysis Teaching interests: Statistics, advanced methodology in the behavioral and social sciences


Guangjian Zhang is a quantitative psychologist. His primary interest is to develop, evaluate, and disseminate new research methods in the social and behavioral sciences. He is particularly interested in improving measurement tools like questionnaires.


Ph. D. in Psychology, Ohio State University, 2006

M.S. in Statistics, Ohio State University, 2004

M. Edu. in Psychology, Beijing University, 1999

B. Med., Tianjin Medical University, 1994

Representative Publications

Zhang, G., *Hattori, M., *Trichtinger, L (In press). "Rotating factors to simplify their structural paths." Psychometrika.

Zhang, G., Hattori, M., Trichtinger, L, & Wang, X. (2018). "Target Rotation with Both Factor Loadings and Factor Correlations." Psychological Methods. DOI: 10.1037/met0000198

Zhang, G. (2018) "Testing process factor analysis models using the parametric bootstrap." Multivariate Behavioral Research, 53, 219-230. DOI: 10.1080/00273171.2017.1415123

Zhang, G, & Preacher, K. (2015) "Factor Rotation and Standard Errors in Exploratory Factor Analysis." Journal of Educational and Behavioral Statistics. 40, 579-603. DOI: 10.3102/1076998615606098

Zhang, G. (2014). "Estimating standard errors in exploratory factor analysis." Multivariate Behavioral Research. 49, 339-353. DOI: 10.1080/00273171.2014.908271