Psychometrika

, Volume 39, Issue 1, pp 31–36

An index of factorial simplicity

Authors

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

DOI: 10.1007/BF02291575

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

Abstract

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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