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Table 2 Descriptive statistics, item-Factor correlations, and Communality of the Perceived Stress Scale (PSS-10 & PSS-4) in Ethiopian university students

From: Psychometric properties of the perceived stress scale in Ethiopian university students

Perceived Stress Scale items Item-Factor score Correlation# Communality Percentage distribution of Item scores
PSS-10 PSS-4 PSS-10 PSS-4 0 1 2 3 4
Factor-1 Factor-2 Factor-1 Factor-2
Item-1 .66*     .41   21.0 17.9 40.2 12.7 8.3
Item-2 .70*   .83*   .48 .35 16.8 20.5 37.0 15.8 9.8
Item-3 .65*     .37   19.4 18.7 36.3 17.4 8.3
Item-4   .68*   .83* .26 .08 20.2 29.0 26.2 11.9 12.7
Item-5   .67*   .75* .38 .20 9.1 25.6 38.1 16.6 10.6
Item-6 .62*     .32   16.1 22.8 32.1 22.5 6.5
Item-7   .69*    .45   14.2 31.1 32.1 13.0 9.6
Item-8   .67*    .35   9.8 23.1 35.0 20.5 11.7
Item-9 .68*     .44   16.1 15.0 39.1 19.2 10.6
Item-10 .66*   .80*   .42 .36 15.8 27.5 33.7 16.3 6.7
  1. #Spearman’s correlation coefficient
  2. *p < 0.01
  3. Items of PSS-10: Item-1 to Item-10
  4. Items of PSS-4: items-2, 4, 5 and 10