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Table 3 Rotated factor loading matrix (oblimin rotation)

From: Determinants of the utilization of allergy management measures among hay fever sufferers: a theory-based cross-sectional study

  Factors
1 2 3 4 5 6
Seriousness
Cronbach’s Alpha = 0.709, CR = 0.756, AVE = 0.509, Mean (SD) = 3.53(0.786)
 Hay fever is a disease 0.179 − 0.0180 0.116 0.751 − 0.022 0.012
 Hay fever is a chronic health condition [Ex] 0.208 0.055 0.213 0.591 −0.073 0.180
 Hay fever is a serious health condition 0.421 0.132 0.116 0.649 − 0.064 0.183
 Hay fever is a health condition that has to be treated [Ex] 0.355 0.208 0.023 0.537 0.030 0.358
 I see my hay fever as a long-term health condition 0.389 0.099 0.142 0.736 0.011 0.007
 Hay fever influences an individual’s well-being [Ex] 0.198 0.176 −0.007 0.344 −0.041 0.006
Severity
Cronbach’s Alpha = 0.866, CR = 0.900, AVE = 0.600, Mean (SD) = 3.62(0.848)
 …I feel physically burdened 0.812 0.066 0.225 0.325 −0.089 0.070
 …I feel limited in my social life 0.772 −0.018 0.256 0.387 −0.115 0.059
 …I feel limited in my spare time 0.815 −0.011 0.217 0.335 −0.077 0.024
 …my sleep quality is burdened 0.662 −0.014 0.233 0.262 −0.219 0.061
 …my overall well-being is burdened 0.799 −0.006 0.146 0.304 −0.097 0.075
 …I experience a loss of productivity 0.773 0.085 0.082 0.288 −0.051 0.066
Response efficacy
Cronbach’s Alpha = 0.817, CR = 0.856, AVE = 0.598, Mean (SD) = 3.91 (0.714)
 …weakens symptom severity −0.032 0.752 −0.203 − 0.056 0.341 0.175
 …helps better control allergic symptoms −0.034 0.774 −0.029 0.283 0.083 0.261
 …helps manage everyday routines 0.052 0.762 −0.111 0.222 0.252 0.190
 …improve overall well-being 0.017 0.804 −0.249 0.001 0.291 0.232
 …helps staying productive during the pollen season [Ex] 0.041 0.553 −0.180 0.083 0.337 0.168
Response costs
Cronbach’s Alpha = 0.789, CR = 0.770, AVE = 0.527, Mean (SD) = 2.95(0.882)
 …is time consuming 0.036 −0.016 0.739 0.150 −0.122 −0.030
 …is impairing my everyday life 0.273 −0.274 0.769 0.101 −0.176 −0.172
 …requires substantial financial effort 0.323 −0.101 0.553 0.167 −0.201 −0.076
 …is annoying 0.172 −0.296 0.755 0.014 −0.105 −0.164
 …is inconvenient 0.163 −0.215 0.788 0.143 −0.118 −0.209
 …is not worth it [Ex] 0.167 −0.586 0.464 0.007 −0.433 −0.169
Self-efficacy
Cronbach’s Alpha = 0.715, CR = 0.800, AVE = 0.502, Mean (SD) = 3.27(0.694)
 Overall, I am capable of undertaking allergy management measures −0.102 0.308 −0.030 0.017 0.727 0.245
 If required, I am capable of taking allergy management measures consistently 0.233 0.288 0.015 0.162 0.634 0.119
 If required, I am capable of taking allergy management measures regularly −0.169 0.214 −0.214 − 0.139 0.807 0.144
 If required, I am capable of taking allergy management measures despite difficulties [Ex] −0.229 0.457 −0.327 −0.140 0.629 0.087
 I can affect my health-related well-being during the pollen season −0.231 0.202 −0.224 −0.047 0.653 0.016
 My health-related well-being during the pollen season is dependent on my health behavior [Ex] 0.099 0.217 −0.181 0.048 0.013 0.707
 If I take care of my allergy management during the pollen season, I can avoid severe allergic symptom [Ex] 0.025 0.276 −0.016 0.174 0.282 0.679
 Proper allergy management requires me to change my habits, which is difficult for me [Ex] [R] 0.146 0.162 −0.043 0.181 0.140 0.664
 My health-related well-being during the pollen season is dependent exclusively on factors I cannot control [Ex][R] −0.213 0.108 −0.472 −0.136 0.056 0.538
 If required, I can overcome inconveniences and difficulties related to allergy management during the pollen season [Ex] −0.253 0.274 −0.320 −0.033 0.219 0.270
  1. Note. [Ex] denotes items that were excluded from use in the scales due to their low factor loadings or cross-construct loadings. [R] indicates reverse coded items
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