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Table 5 Distribution in percentage on the lowest and highest rating scale for the items

From: Psychometric evaluation of the Mental Health Continuum-Short Form (MHC-SF) in Chinese adolescents – a methodological study

Item Label Lowest Rating Highest Rating
Item 1 Happiness, joy 1.5 % 30.8 %
Item 2 Interested in life 1.7 % 34.1 %
Item 3 Content/satisfied 3.0 % 30.5 %
Item 4 That you have something important to contribute to the society 8.9 % 12.9 %
Item 5 That you belong to a community 13.9 % 33.9 %
Item 6 That our society is becoming a better place for all people 8.2 % 31.7 %
Item 7 That people are basically good 5.7 % 32.6 %
Item 8 That the way society works is logical 5.3 % 32.5 %
Item 9 That you like most of your personality 3.3 % 39.8 %
Item10 That you are good at managing responsibility for your daily life 3.0 % 36.2 %
Item11 That life has a purpose 2.9 % 36.9 %
Item12 That you have warm and confident relationships with others 2.8 % 37.1 %
Item13 That you experience things that will make you grow as a person 3.6 % 29.4 %
Item14 That you have the confidence to have your own thoughts and that you dare to express them 4.1 % 32.1 %