Date: Mon, 7 Mar 2005 21:55:16 -0500
Reply-To: Raman <snakey2001@HOTMAIL.COM>
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From: Raman <snakey2001@HOTMAIL.COM>
Subject: Negative loading in Direct Oblimin Rotation
I have a problem after running a data set by factor analysis with Direct
Totally I have 11 variables and 3 factors are extracted. I find that in
the 1st factor, all factor loadings in the pattern matrix are positive
except 2 of them are negative. It is strange as I have checked the
correlation between the variables, they are all positive. I can't
intrepret the result.
Why did the negative factor loading occur in this case?
Thank you very much in advance.