Jim (Photo)                                                   

Jim Fleming

Vitae Brevis


·        Doctorate in Educational Measurement, University of California, Berkeley.

·        Masters degree in Experimental Psychology, California State University, Northridge.

·     Biostatistics and math statistics courses, UCLA.

·         Bachelor's degree in psychology, California State University, Northridge.


·        Over 25 years teaching experience in psychology, education, health science, computer science, and marketing research at California State University, Northridge, San Francisco State University, Prescott College, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, Northern Arizona University, and Yavapai College.


IT Experience

 ·       Programmer/research consultant, California State University, Northidge, over 20 years. Provide research and statistical support for faculty, students and staff ; teach faculty training courses (e.g., in Structural Equation Modeling; Windows office applications); provide user documentation for computer systems and applications; program statistical software.

Research and Interests

 ·        Publications pertaining to self-concept and its measurement, children’s intrinsic motivation, human memory, factor analysis methodology, transgender issues, psychological adjustment, and related topics.

·        Professional interests include the self-concept, children’s intrinsic motivation, personality development and assessment research, and psychological testing and measurement.



 ·        Ongoing teaching at local colleges, writing, research, and consulting.

·        Senior Research Consultant, UM Glogal HR.


Professional Organizations

 ·        American Psychological Association.

·        Psychometric Society

Selected Publications

    Fleming, J. S. (2012). The case for hyperplane fitting rotations in factor analysis: A comparative study of simple structure. Journal of Data Science, 10, 419-439.    

    Fleming, J. S. & Soto, C. M. (2005). Medidas de simplicidad y de ajuste factorial: Un enfoque para la evaluación de escalas construidas factorialmente. Revista de Psicologia de la PUCP, 23, 249-266.

       Fleming, J. S. (2005). TETCORR: A computer program to compute smoothed tetrachoric correlation matrices. Behavior Research Methods, 37, 59-64.

       Fleming, J. S. (2003). Computing measures of fit for loadings in factor analytically derived scales. Behavior Research Methods, 35, 520-524.

       Docter, R. F., & Fleming, J. S. (2001). Measures of transgender behavior. Archives of Sexual Behavior, 30, 255-271.

       Gottfried, A. E., Fleming, J. S., & Gottfried, A. W. (2001). Continuity of academic intrinsic motivation from childhood to early adolescence: A longitudinal study. Journal of Educational Psychology, 93, 3-13.

       Gottfried, A. E., Fleming, J. S., & Gottfried, A. W. (1998). Role of cognitively stimulating home environment in children's academic intrinsic motivation: A longitudinal study. Child Development, 5, 1448-1460.

    Gottfried, A. E., Fleming, J. S., & Gottfried, A. W. (1994). Role of parental motivational practices in children's academic intrinsic motivation and achievement. Journal of Educational Psychology, 86, 104-113.

       Watkins, D., Yau, J., Fleming, J., Davis-Zinner, N., Tam, A., Juhasz, A.M., & Walker, A. (1997). Gender differences in the basis and level of adult self-esteem: A cross-cultural perspective. Psychologia, 40, 265-276.

        Fleming, J. S., & Courtney, B. E. (1984). The dimensionality of self-esteem: II. Hierarchical facet model for revised measurement scales. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 46, 404-421.