, Volume 39, Issue 1, pp 31–36

An index of factorial simplicity


  • Henry F. Kaiser
    • University Of California
    • United States Coast Guard Academy

DOI: 10.1007/BF02291575

Cite this article as:
Kaiser, H.F. Psychometrika (1974) 39: 31. doi:10.1007/BF02291575


An index of factorial simplicity, employing the quartimax transformational criteria of Carroll, Wrigley and Neuhaus, and Saunders, is developed. This index is both for each row separately and for a factor pattern matrix as a whole. The index varies between zero and one. The problem of calibrating the index is discussed.

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