The Theory of Unique Rotational Resolution by Confactor, Procrustes, and Simple Structure Principles

  • Raymond B. Cattell


Having determined the number of factors, and holding in his hands an unrotated factor matrix V0 with consistent communalities, the investigator stands at the most perilous phase of a factor analysis. However, excellent the work up to this point, the way in which the next step is carried out—that of finding the uniquely meaningful rotation—will decide whether a conclusion is drawn that is enlightening, or somewhat misleading, or positively absurd.


Simple Structure Factor Matrix Reference Vector Present Writer Factor Position 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1978

Authors and Affiliations

  • Raymond B. Cattell
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  1. 1.University of HawaiiUSA

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