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Re: st: % of variance in factor analysis


From   "JVerkuilen (Gmail)" <jvverkuilen@gmail.com>
To   statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject   Re: st: % of variance in factor analysis
Date   Wed, 29 May 2013 20:53:10 -0400

On Wed, May 29, 2013 at 8:38 PM, Mash Hamid <MXH191@bham.ac.uk> wrote:
>
> I have been performing factor analysis and I am having trouble understanding the % of variance and to explain it in layman's terms.
>
>
> I have a dataset with 40 variables and the first factor has an eigenvalue of 13 and the second factor has an eigenvalue of 2. Now the first factor accounts for  40% of the variance, and the second has variance of 8% after rotation. Now in layman's terms, what does  "% of the variance of each factor" mean?
>

http://www.quantpsy.org/pubs/preacher_maccallum_2003.pdf

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