n. in factor analysis, refers to a variable which is best characterized as having a central or neutral position in relation to a condition wherein there are two possible extremes ranging from the positive to the negative end. Theoretically, it is midway between ratings of extremely-satisfied and extremely-dissatisfied.

BIPOLAR FACTOR: “To illustrate the bipolar factor in terms of work attitude, a person could either be very interested in the job, extremely bored with it, or neutral and indifferent about work.”