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Table 6 Factor analysis of the Major Life Changing Decisions Profile (MLCDP): Varimax rotated matrix with item loading (34 items)

From: The development and validation of the major life changing decision profile (MLCDP)

MLCDP Items Components
  1 2 3 4
Seek fertility treatment .658   .146  
Study near home .639   .149 -.185
Move back to home area .603 .196 .139 .109
Not to marry or have a long term partner .594   -.168 .303
Leave college/university education early .534   .292  
Move to another city .519 .125 .255 -.122
Change study subject .514   .341 -.228
Change plans for having children .504   .175  
Leave school education early .496    .147
Divorce or separation from partner .486   -.134 .417
Not to buy my own home .430   .107 .386
Not to have more children .177 - .137 .167
Involved in community activities .147 .800   .147
Not to socialise .113 .749   .205
Not to go swimming   .663 .273  
Not to take part in sports activities   .645 .275 .243
Wear different types/colour clothes/shoes   .588 .206  
Travel or holidays abroad .156 .578   .143
Wear make up .168 .423   
Change my eating habits   .381   .247
Change to different sports activities   .370 .270  
Select a job/career suitable for health    .691  
Completely change job/career .121 .134 .671 .139
Change choice of job/career .137   .650 .206
Give up job career after starting   .120 .585 .507
Flexible working hours .155 .126 .584  
Shorter working hours .177 .195 .483  
Not to take promotion    .444 .146
Move to another part of the country .148   .275  
Take early retirement     .700
Remain unemployed   .141 .223 .575
Move my home .198   .140 .517
Not to have a sexual relationship   .154   .484
Change my smoking/drinking/alcohol habits   .214   .406
  1. Extraction Method: Principal Component Analysis. Rotation Method: Varimax with Kaiser Normalization.