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Table 2 Factor analysis in local volunteers and general residents

From: Development of a Community Commitment Scale with Cross-sectional Survey Validation for Preventing Social Isolation in Older Japanese People

  Local volunteers N=859 General residents N=3,484
Factor loading Communality Factor loading Communality
I II I II
Socializing
Q10 My neighbors speak regularly and are concerned for one another. 0.81 0.14 0.67 0.82 0.22 0.69
Q9 My neighbors often greet one another. 0.72 0.01 0.57 0.71 0.15 0.52
Q11 I enjoy spending time with my neighbors. 0.79 0.41 0.66 0.83 0.40 0.70
Q12 My neighbors help me whenever I am in need. 0.73 0.25 0.54 0.79 0.26 0.62
Q6 The neighborhood association activities foster friendships among local residents. 0.67 0.48 0.53 0.70 0.36 0.50
Q5 I feel that my neighborhood association activities are worth doing. 0.56 0.51 0.44 0.65 0.42 0.46
Belonging
Q3a I don’t feel I am a member of this community. 0.15 0.70 0.50 0.13 0.55 0.31
Q7a Socializing in my community is annoying and complicated. 0.34 0.75 0.57 0.40 0.80 0.65
Q8a I am not interested in my neighbors. 0.14 0.67 0.46 0.31 0.76 0.58
Q4a I am hesitant to take part in my neighborhood association activities, because my duties might increase. 0.21 0.69 0.48 0.22 0.69 0.48
Contribution, % 0.37 0.19   0.40 0.15  
Cumulative contribution, % 0.37 0.54   0.40 0.55  
  1. Note:
  2. a Scores in responses of negatively worded questions are reversed.
  3. b The promax rotation was conducted.
  4. c Item Q5 and Q6 were excluded from the final version of the CCS.