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Table 4 Factor analysis of the SAQ-A30

From: Psychometric properties of the Persian version of social anxiety questionnaire for adults (SAQ-A30)

(Item’s number) Item Factor 1 Factor2 Factor3 Factor4 Factor5
(3) Speaking in public 0.62 0.16 0.07 −0.06 0.02
(7) Participating in a meeting with people in authority 0.43 0.34 −0.04 0.43 0.11
(12) Having to speak in class, at work, or in a meeting 0.65 0.17 0.11 0.09 0.11
(18) Being asked a question in class by the teacher or by a superior in a meeting 0.74 0.09 0.04 0.21 0.14
(25) While having dinner with colleagues, classmates or workmates, being asked to speak on behalf of the entire group 0.57 0.24 0.19 0.21 0.05
(29) Talking to a superior or a person in authority 0.59 0.18 0.06 0.26 0.009
(4) Asking someone attractive of the opposite sex for a date 0.06 0.67 −0.05 0.38 0.19
(6) Feeling watched by people of the opposite sex 0.12 0.64 0.07 0.11 0.24
(20) Being asked out by a person I am attracted to 0.28 0.72 0.20 0.07 0.09
(23) Starting a conversation with someone of the opposite sex that I like 0.20 0.74 0.11 0.17 0.16
(27) Asking someone I find attractive to dance 0.25 0.51 0.29 0.33 −0.14
(30) Telling someone I am attracted to that I would like to get to know them better 0.20 0.65 0.23 0.20 −0.06
(2) Having to ask a neighbor to stop making noise 0.11 0.11 0.37 0.40 0.02
(5) Complaining to the waiter about my food 0.04 0.27 0.31 0.14 0.35
(9) Refusing when asked to do something I don’t like doing −0.003 0.15 0.67 0.12 0.24
(11) Telling someone that they have hurt my feelings 0.01 0.16 0.53 0.32 0.30
(14) Expressing my annoyance to someone that is picking on me 0.07 0.16 0.64 0.10 0.40
(26) Telling someone that their behavior bothers me and asking them to stop 0.20 0.19 0.77 0.12 0.09
(1) Greeting someone and being ignored 0.12 0.14 0.01 0.70 0.05
(8) Talking to someone who isn’t paying attention to what I am saying −0.06 0.16 0.17 0.67 0.11
(16) Being teased in public 0.08 0.19 0.01 0.75 0.06
(21) Making a mistake in front of other people 0.41 0.09 0.27 0.51 −0.007
(24) Being reprimanded about something I have done wrong 0.28 0.07 0.35 0.52 −0.08
(28) Being criticized 0.43 0.04 0.01 0.52 0.13
(10) Making new friends 0.25 0.04 0.24 −0.13 0.56
(13) Maintaining a conversation with someone I’ve just met 0.44 0.18 0.15 −0.06 0.47
(15) Greeting each person at a social meeting when I don’t know most of them 0.39 0.12 −0.03 0.16 0.62
(17) Talking to people I don’t know at a party or a meeting 0.53 −0.02 −0.02 0.19 0.56
(19) Looking into the eyes of someone I have just met while we are talking 0.37 0.37 0.19 −0.15 0.30
(22) Attending a social event where I know only one person 0.17 0.2 0.28 0.006 0.58
Eigenvalue 9.16 2.44 1.66 1.53 1.23
Variance observed 30.55 8.16 5.55 5.12 4.11
  1. F1: Speaking in public/ talking with people in authority, F2: Interaction with the opposite sex, F3: Assertive expression of annoyance, disgust or displeasure, F4: Criticism and embarrassment, F5: Interactions with strangers