, Volume 28, Issue 4, pp 415-422

Powered vector method of factor analysis

  • John E. OverallAffiliated withKansas State University
  • , James L. PorterfieldAffiliated withKansas State University

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The powered vector method of factor analysis yields directly and without rotation factors satisfying objectives of parsimony, orthogonality, and meaningfulness. The method is objective, computationally efficient, and easily programmed for digital computers. The computational procedure is described. Illustrative analyses are presented. Results of applications of the powered vector method are compared with results obtained using the principal axes solution followed by orthogonal rotation.