, Volume 22, Issue 1, pp 53–61 | Cite as

The development of hierarchical factor solutions

  • John Schmid
  • John M. Leiman


Although simple structure has proved to be a valuable principle for rotation of axes in factor analysis, an oblique factor solution often tends to confound the resulting interpretation. A model is presented here which transforms the oblique factor solution so as to preserve simple structure and, in addition, to provide orthogonal reference axes. Furthermore, this model makes explicit the hierarchical ordering of factors above the first-order domain.


Public Policy Statistical Theory Simple Structure Factor Solution Oblique Factor 
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© Psychometric Society 1957

Authors and Affiliations

  • John Schmid
    • 1
  • John M. Leiman
    • 1
  1. 1.Air Force Personnel and Training Research CenterUSA

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