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Table 3 Exploratory factors and Explained Variance after rotation for MES

From: Midwifery empathy scale: development and validation for a greek sample

Factors Rescaled Loadings Eigen values Rotation Sums of Squared Loadings
% of Variance Cumulative Variance Cronbach’s alpha Standardised alpha
Factor 1 (Compassionate Care) Q6 0.626 6.158 24.632 24.632 0.720 0.731
Q12 0.719
Q13 0.648
Q15 0.469
Q20 0.534
Factor 2 (Empathetic Ways) Q14 0.640 1.792 7.169 31.801 0.564 0.577
Q18 0.739
Q21 0.620
Q24 0.533
Factor 3 (Emotional Detachment) Q10 0.735 1.443 5.771 37.572 0.465 0.505
Q19 0.709
Q25 0.650
Factor 4 (Perspective Taking) Q1 0.489 1.366 5.464 43.036 0.592 0.588
Q3 0.787
Q7 0.756
Factor 5 (Interpersonal Relationship) Q22 0.895 1.287 5.149 48.185 0.766 0.767
Q23 0.771
Factor 6 (Standing in the woman’s shoes) Q8 0.753 1.205 4.821 53.006 0.514 0.515
Q11 0.682
Factor 7 (Empathetic Tendencies) Q9 0.720 1.015 4.059 57.065 0.572 0.556
Q16 0.511
Q17 0.488
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