Re: factor loadings

Blowers, GH (
Mon, 27 Jan 1997 14:23:51 +0800

Dear Bob,

I believe part of the problem may have to do with which way your scales run
along the original constructs, i.e. if you have say, a 7-point scale, it can
run 1 (highest on construct) to 7 (highest on contrast), OR, vice versa. But
I'm open to correction on this.

best wishes


>Advice is sought regarding what parameters can affect the signs in a
>PCA/factor analysis. I am trying to work out why the factor loading signs
>vary when two versions of the same program are applied to the same data.
>The loadings are not exactly mirrored.
>Bob Green
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