FIRST-ORDER FACTOR

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Used in factor analysis. Any factors that are derived from the correlation among the manifest variables, as opposed to second- order factors, which are determined from the correlation among the factors.

FIRST-ORDER FACTOR: "First order factor is seen in factor analysis."
Cite this page: N., Sam M.S., "FIRST-ORDER FACTOR," in PsychologyDictionary.org, May 11, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/first-order-factor/ (accessed July 7, 2022).

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