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Table 2 Descriptive statistics and factor loadings of all 8 items of the Recovery Assessment Scale (RAS-8)

From: Validation of an 8-item Recovery Assessment Scale (RAS-8) for people with schizophrenia in China

Items Mean(SD) Factor loading
Factor 1: Goal and success orientation (α = 0.92)
1. I have a desire to succeed 2.86 (1.73) 0.72
2. I have my own plan for how to stay or become well 2.41 (1.38) 0.80
3. I have goals in life that I want to reach 2.47 (1.47) 0.93
4. I believe I can meet my current personal goals 2.30 (1.39) 0.88
5. I have a purpose in life 2.49 (1.47) 0.88
Factor 2: No domination by symptoms (α = .87)
6. Coping with my mental illness is no longer the main focus of my life 2.54 (1.44) 0.74
7. My symptoms interfere less and less with my life 2.65 (1.46) 0.89
8. My symptoms seem to be a problem for shorter periods of time each time they occur 2.58 (1.45) 0.87
Correlation between Factor 1 and Factor 2 0.60