Glossary

Glossary

  • communality: the amount of variance in the item/variable explained by the (retained) factors. It is the sum of the squared loadings, a.k.a. communality.

  • eigenvalue: the amount of variance explained by a factor; the sum of squared factor loadings

  • h2: See communality.

  • u2: 1 - h2. residual variance, a.k.a. uniqueness