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Factor

An event, circumstance, influence, or element that plays a part in bringing about a result.

A factor in a case contributes to its causation or outcome. In the area of Negligence law, the factors, or chain of causation, are important in determining whether liability ensues from a particular action done by the defendant.

factor

n. 1) a salesman who sells in his/her own name on behalf of others, taking a commission for services. 2) something that contributes to the result.

factor

1 a mercantile agent. An agent who is in the ordinary course of business entrusted with goods or documents of title representing goods with a view to their sale. A factor has a lien over goods entrusted to him; this lien covers any claims he may have against his principal arising out of the agency. Most factors will be mercantile agents (and have the powers of such) for the purposes of the Factors Act 1889. Under this Act, in certain circumstances a factor may pass a good title to goods entrusted to him.
2 an institution to whom a company assigns its book debts (see FACTORING).
3 in Scotland a landlord or superior's agent.
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El objetivo principal del estudio fue indagar si se replican o no los resultados psicometricos propuestos por Palomar y Gomez (2010) para la Escala de Resiliencia Mexicana a traves de una muestra de universitarios utilizando el analisis factorial confirmatorio (AFC).
A partir de la revision de la literatura sobre los modelos factoriales de funciones ejecutivas en poblacion infantil y adolescente, se podrian diferenciar cuatro tipos de modelos: a) Modelos de estructura factorial unitaria; b) Modelos de dos factores; c) Modelos de tres factores, diferenciando los modelos que replican la estructura factorial mas aceptada en poblacion adulta (actualizacion, inhibicion y alternancia) y los modelos que proponen tres factores diferenciados; y d) Modelos de varios factores: se incluyen estudios que proponen mas de tres factores, algunos de ellos no considerados por los modelos anteriores.
Initially, the value obtained from TLI = .980 offered sufficient evidence to continue the analysis of factorial invariance.
However, with the use of glass fiber paper in all factorial design tests, higher moisture contents were obtained when compared with those determined without glass fiber paper.
To determine the adsorption of Cd2+ onto Saccharum arundinaceum, a 24 full factorial design was applied.
Using Factorial Designs to Test Systematic Variations of Models
El resultado del tercer analisis factorial (ver Tabla 4) indico que el porcentaje de varianza explicada era del 51,07% y todos los items tenian cargas factoriales por encima del valor 0,4 exigido, siendo, por tanto, una solucion satisfactoria.
Medidas de simplicidad y ajuste factorial: Un enfoque para la construccion y revision de escalas derivadas factorialmente.
El objetivo del Estudio 1 era evaluar la validez factorial de la Escala de Probabilidad de Perdon de Rye y colaboradores (2001) en una poblacion argentina (Provincia de Entre Rios).
Los analisis psicometricos, el analisis factorial exploratorio y la determinacion de confiabilidad se hicieron con el programa estadistico IBM[TM] SSPS[TM] 20.
Besides the above mentioned critique, the main problem with the UWES, as a contemporary standard work engagement measure, seems to be its factorial validity.