PRINCIPAL-COMPONENT FACTOR ANALYSIS By N., Sam M.S. - 1 In factor analysis, the initial community estimate is set to 1 for each variable. This is a method of factor extraction. PRINCIPAL-COMPONENT FACTOR ANALYSIS: "The principal-component factor eases factor analysis." Related Psychology Terms Discrimination and Mental Illness in the LGBT Population COMMUNITY PSYCHIATRY CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGY A Comparison of Maternal and Paternal Filicide APRAXIA (literally, “inability to act or do”) JOINT COMMISSION ON MENTAL ILLNESS AND HEALTH COMMUNITY MENTAL HEALTH CENTERS FREUD, SIGMUND (1856-1939) Evaluation of a Quantitative Study PRINCIPAL-AXIS FACTOR ANALYSIS Cite this page: N., Sam M.S., "PRINCIPAL-COMPONENT FACTOR ANALYSIS," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 28, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/principal-component-factor-analysis/ (accessed July 3, 2022).