Hello,
I ran my first data set through SPSS for a recent 5-point Likert questionnaire but am returning a "not positive definite" on the reduction. I do not have the statistical skill sets to solve the issue without assistance. I wasn't sure if this post should appear in regression or SPSS. The U.S. study is a mirror of a similar one conducted in Canada so I am attempting reproduce the settings for a rotated component matrix of the latest study data.

Here's my initial response after running the data. My sample size is 276 and any help would be greatly appreciated.

FACTOR
/VARIABLES Q4a Q4b Q4c Q4d Q4e Q4f Q4g Q5a Q5b Q5c Q5e Q5f Q5g Q6a Q6b Q6c Q6d Q6e Q6f Q6g
/MISSING LISTWISE
/ANALYSIS Q4a Q4b Q4c Q4d Q4e Q4f Q4g Q5a Q5b Q5c Q5e Q5f Q5g Q6a Q6b Q6c Q6d Q6e Q6f Q6g
/PRINT UNIVARIATE INITIAL CORRELATION DET KMO EXTRACTION ROTATION
/FORMAT SORT
/PLOT EIGEN
/CRITERIA MINEIGEN(1) ITERATE(25)
/EXTRACTION PC
/CRITERIA ITERATE(25)
/ROTATION VARIMAX
/METHOD=CORRELATION.