Psychometrika

, Volume 17, Issue 4, pp 429–440 | Cite as

The orthogonal approximation of an oblique structure in factor analysis

  • Bert F. Green
Article

Abstract

A procedure is derived for obtaining an orthogonal transformation which most nearly transforms one given matrix into another given matrix, according to some least-squares criterion of fit. From this procedure, three analytic methods are derived for obtaining an orthogonal factor matrix which closely approximates a given oblique factor matrix. The case is considered of approximating a specified subset of oblique vectors by orthogonal vectors.

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© Psychometric Society 1952

Authors and Affiliations

  • Bert F. Green
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  1. 1.Massachusetts Institute of TechnologyUSA

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