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Table 4 Factor loading obtained with unrotated factor Matrix

From: Assessment of soil quality for agricultural purposes around the Barapukuria coal mining industrial area, Bangladesh: insights from chemical and multivariate statistical analysis

Variables Factor 1 Factor 2 Factor 3
pH  0.734044 0.575550 − 0.003379
Total Nitrogen 0.758232 0.222330 0.107436
OM 0.871169 0.729553 − 0.084570
K 0.497128 0.620121 − 0.322719
P 0.229370 0.062053 0.109550
S 0.152452 − 0.394920 0.1397270
Fe 0.005454 0.611775 − 0.121557
As − 0.068721  0.546154 0.390191
Cu − 0.084452 0.514229  0.620729
Ni 0.026929 0.389459  0.539698
Total Alkalinity(as CaCO3)  0.764570 0.570653 − 0.027939
  1. Bolditalic indicates strong positive loadings and Italic shows strong negative loadings