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Table 8 Comparison of the items deleted from the 41-item and the 32-item Major Life Changing Decisions Profile (MLCDP) after exploratory factor analysis

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

Comparison of two different EFA* Item number Full description of the removed item
Common items deleted B9 I decided to become self-employed
C2 I decided not to have more children
D7 I decided to move from one country to another
E4 I decided to be more physically active
D6 I wanted to move abroad but decided not to
E3 I decided to change to different sporting activities
E5 I decided to give up driving
D4 I decided not to buy my own home
D14 I wanted to wear make up but decided not to
Items only deleted after factor analysis of the 32-item MLCDP along with the above 9 common items C3 I decided not to have any children
D15 I decided to wear a wig/toupee
D10 I decided to move to another part of the country
D1 I decided to change my eating habits
D5 I decided to move my home
D11 I decided to wear different types/colour of clothes/shoes
E1 I decided not to go swimming
A2 I decided to change my study subject
B7 I decided not to take promotion
Items only deleted after factor analysis of the 41-item MLCDP along with the above 9 common items B10 I decided to remain unemployed
  D2 I decided to change my smoking/drinking alcohol habits
  1. * Exploratory Factor Analysis.