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Table 3 Principal component analysis with varimax rotation (n = 93)

From: Bicultural identity among economical migrants from three south European countries living in Switzerland. Adaptation and validation of a new psychometric instrument

  Items (English summary of French questions, I, S, P for Italian or Spanish or Portuguese respectively) Factor 1 Factor 2 Factor 3 Factor 4
Country of origin 1. How much are (I, S, P) values part of your life? 0.44    -0.49
  2. How important is it to you to celebrate holidays in the (I, S, P) way ?     -0.63
  3. How important is it to you to raise your children with (I, S, P) values ? 0.68    
  4. How comfortable would you be in a group of (I, S, P) who don't speak French ? 0.61    
  5. How proud are you of being (I, S, P) ? 0.62    -0.36
  6. How much do you enjoy speaking (I, S, P) ? 0.61    
  7. How much do you enjoy TV programs or newspapers in (I, S, P) ? 0.51 -0.32   
  8. How much do you like to eat (I, S, P) food ? 0.62    
  9. Do you think (I, S, P) are kind and generous ? 0.43   -0.32 0.36
  10. How important would it be to you for your children to have (I, S, P) friends ? 0.66 -0.31   
  11. How comfortable do you feel to express your feelings in (I, S, P) ? 0.46    
  12. How important is it for you to think that you will rest, after your death, in (I, S, P) ? 0.42 -0.44   
Host country 13. How much are Swiss values part of your life ?    0.74  
  14. How important is it to you to celebrate holidays in the Swiss way ?    0.65  
  15. How important is it to you to raise your children with Swiss values ?    0.74  
  16. How comfortable would you be in a group of Swiss who don't speak (I, S, P) ?   0.71   
  17. How proud are you of a Swiss identity ?    0.75  
  18. How much do you enjoy speaking French ?   0.75   
  19. How much do you enjoy TV programs or newspapers in French ?   0.56   
  20. How much do you like to eat Swiss food ?   (0.29) (0.29) (0.28)
  21. Do you think Swiss people are kind and generous ?     0.76
  22. How important would it be to you for your children to have Swiss friends ? 0.46    
  23. How comfortable do you feel to express your feelings in French ?   0.77   
  24. How important is it for you to think that you will rest, after your death, in Switzerland ?   0.40 0.32  
Explained variance   16.0% 12.1% 11.2% 7.5%
  1. Correlations between items and factors are reported if ≥ 0.30 (except for values in parentheses).