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Table 3 Exploratory factor analysis of “the community health workers perceptual and behavioral competency scale for preventing non-communicable diseases”

From: Development of a community health workers perceptual and behavioral competency scale for preventing non-communicable diseases (COCS-N) in Japan

n = 1560
No. Item Factor I Factor II Total scale communality
“Sharing the pleasure of healthy life” “Creating the healthy resources”
7 I enjoy the time I spend with the local people, helping them enhance their health. 0.861 0.032 0.78
4 I find that I enjoy what I do as a community health worker because I can learn new things about health. 0.861 −0.118 0.63
8 I want to work with the local people to maintain and improve everyone’s health as much as possible. 0.799 0.080 0.72
6 I’m happy to see that other people are pleased with my activities as a community health worker. 0.771 0.074 0.67
17 I can talk about health to local people at sites of community gatherings. −0.025 0.885 0.76
16 I can teach physical exercises and sports to my family and neighbors that they can easily incorporate into their daily lives. 0.040 0.819 0.71
19 I can share, with professionals (public health nurses, nutritionists, etc.), information about the health challenges that the community faces −0.065 0.815 0.60
15 I can convey to my family and neighbors the importance of eating well-balanced meals. 0.098 0.737 0.64
Cumulative contribution (%) 56.1 68.9  
Factor correlation coefficients (r) Factor I 1.00 0.61  
Factor II 0.61   
  1. Maximum likelihood solution method with promax rotation; missing data were excluded
  2. Bold: Item loadings exceed 0.40