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Table 2 Pattern matrix (oblique rotation) of causal belief types based on belief frequency summed within belief types

From: Illness causal beliefs in Turkish immigrants

 

Number of Items

Factor 1

Factor 2

Communality

Scale alpha

*ORGAN: Organic Deterioration

23

.96

-.08

.87

.91

*PHTR: Physical Stress

15

.91

-.02

.82

.86

*ACCID: Accident Plus

9

.84

.03

.74

.73

*PSTR: Psychological Stress

10

.83

.10

.76

.82

*INFECT: Infection/Infestation

4

.72

-.07

.49

.57

*LITR: Life Events/Circumstances Stress

17

.70

.27

.72

.89

META: Metaphysical

5

.66

-.02

.43

.84

MAGIC: Animistic/Magical

6

-.08

.84

.66

.66

RETN: Non-accidental Mystical Retribution

12

.08

.77

.65

.78

OMEN: Ominous Sensations

2

.00

.72

.51

.23

FATE*

5

-.06

.66

.41

.30

RETA: Accidental Mystical Retribution

5

.00

.64

.41

.45

CONTA: Contagion

3

.11

.38

.19

.12

%variance

 

43.3

15.4

Total % var = 58.7

Factor correlation

 

.40

   
  1. *Natural Beliefs a = .92; Supernatural a = .75