Computing measures of simplicity of fit for loadings in factor-analytically derived scales.

@article{Fleming2003ComputingMO,
  title={Computing measures of simplicity of fit for loadings in factor-analytically derived scales.},
  author={James S. Fleming},
  journal={Behavior research methods, instruments, & computers : a journal of the Psychonomic Society, Inc},
  year={2003},
  volume={35 4},
  pages={520-4}
}
A very simple structure is sought when factor analysis is used to develop measurement scales. The SIMLOAD program computes measures of factorial simplicity for rows and columns of loading matrices (usually the factor pattern) as well as some overall measures. These include Kaiser's (1974) index of factorial simplicity for variables (rows), the author's scale fit index for factors (columns), Bentler's (1977) scale-free matrix measure, and hyperplane counts. Routine use of these measures is… CONTINUE READING