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bi- +‎ factor


bifactor (plural bifactors)

  1. A factor that influences two (separate or related) consequences
    • 2015 July 28, “Can Optimism, Pessimism, Hope, Treatment Credibility and Treatment Expectancy Be Distinguished in Patients Undergoing Total Hip and Total Knee Arthroplasty?”, in PLOS ONE[1], DOI:10.1371/journal.pone.0133730:
      Posthoc, a bifactor model in which (besides the 5 separate factors) a general factor is hypothesized accounting for the commonality of the items showed a significantly better fit than the five factor model.