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Table 2 Results of factor and reliability analyses on social integration

From: Contextual effects of social integration and disintegration on health status: evidence from South Korea

Factor Item Factor Loading Reliability
(Cronbach a)
1 2 3 4 5 6
Social Communication Interfamily communication 0.839       0.736
Communication between employees 0.832       
Communication between neighbors 0.653       
Intergenerational communication 0.625       
Political Participation Present opinions to the government or the press   0.818      0.832
Post any comments on the online bulletin board   0.811      
Submit a petition   0.728      
File a complaint with a civil servant   0.705      
Participate in demonstrations or rally   0.683      
Social Participation (neighborhood) Lending tools from neighbors    0.901     0.873
Get help from neighbors    0.886     
Have a casual conversation with neighbors    0.842     
Visiting the neighbor unofficially    0.766     
Social Participation (organization) Volunteer organization     0.735    0.821
Community public organization (neighborhood associations, etc.)     0.715    
Club (sports, leisure, culture, etc.)     0.698    
Social gathering (reunion, hometown alumni, etc.)     0.682    
Self-improvement groups (certification, etc.)     0.659    
Socioeconomic organization (cooperative society, etc.)     0.654    
Civic organization     0.594    
Social Inclusion (in-network) The villagers get together well      0.887   0.841
The villagers help their neighbors well      0.873   
The villagers are reliable      0.847   
Social Inclusion (out-of-network) Stranger       0.881 0.736
Foreigners living in domestic       0.868  
Neighborhood       0.617  
Eigen-value 2.019 4.095 2.535 5.749 1.893 1.294  
The Explained Variance (%) 57.24 46.59 73.02 40.70 49.11 45.57