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Table 7 Hypothesized associations and observed factor loadings for a two-factor solution

From: Psychometric validation of a Saudi Arabian version of the sf-36v2 health survey and norm data for Saudi Arabia

  Hypothesized associations Factor loadings
Varimax rotation
  
Physical Mental Factor1 Factor2 Communality Alpha
PF 0.80 0.07 0.64 0.92
RP 0.84 0.28 0.79 0.92
BP 0.43 0.64 0.60 0.81
GH 0.15 0.72 0.55 0.75
VT 0.14 0.85 0.74 0.75
SF 0.48 0.63 0.62 0.67
RE 0.74 0.33 0.65 0.93
MH 0.18 0.73 0.56 0.82
  1. PF Physical function, RP Role Physical, BP Bodily Pain, GH General Health, VT Vitality, SF Social Function, RE Role Emotional, MH Mental Health
  2. : Strong association (factor loading ≥0.6)
  3. : Moderate association (0.3 < factor loading < 0.6)
  4. : Weak association (factor loading ≤0.3)
  5. Bold values indicate factor loadings ≥0.6
  6. Alpha: Cronbach’s alpha