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Factor Analysis via Components Analysis

  • Author(s): Peter M. Bentler
  • Jan de Leeuw
  • et al.
Abstract

Under the null hypothesis, component loadings are linear combinations of factor loadings, and vice versa. This interrelation permits defining new optimization criteria and estimation methods for exploratory factor analysis. Although this note is primarily conceptual in nature, an illustrative example shows the methodology to be promising.

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