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Table 3 Factor loadings for the trimmed CFA models in Samples 1, 2 and 3 and Raykov’s ρ for each factor

From: Gender-related variables for health research

  Item scoring Sample 1 (n = 2009) Sample 2 (n = 2054) Sample 3 (n = 449)
Caregiver strain   ρ = 0.92 ρ = 0.92 ρ = 0.91
In the past year, how often did you feel physically exhausted because of your caretaking responsibilities? 5-point scale (Never = 1, 5 = Always) 0.941 0.947 0.933
In the past year, how often did you feel emotionally exhausted because of your caretaking responsibilities? 5-point scale (Never = 1, 5 = Always) 0.953 0.971 0.942
In the past year, how often have your caretaking responsibilities caused you to worry about the future? 5-point scale (Never = 1, 5 = Always) 0.910 0.892 0.905
On average, how many hours per weekday do you spend on taking care of someone in need (caring for children, elders, partners in need, etc.)? Open-ended numerical estimate (1-24) 0.643 0.620 0.526
Work strain   ρ = 0.87 ρ = 0.86 ρ = 0.91
How often does your job require working fast? 5-point scale (Never = 1, 5 = Always) 0.864 0.850 0.905
How often does your job involve repetitive tasks? 5-point scale (Never = 1, 5 = Always) 0.821 0.789 0.865
How often do you feel emotionally exhausted from your work activities? 5-point scale (Never = 1, 5 = Always) 0.792 0.791 0.872
How often do you feel physically exhausted from your work activities? 5-point scale (Never = 1, 5 = Always) 0.775 0.760 0.825
On average, how many hours per weekday do you spend on the following: Work (paid work, studying, internships, etc.)? Open-ended numerical estimate (1-24) 0.520 0.492 0.619
Independence   ρ = 0.75 ρ = 0.75 ρ = 0.67
How important is it for you to solve your problems on your own? 5-point scale (Not at all important = 1, Extremely important = 5) 0.793 0.837 0.768
How important is it for you to be independent? 5-point scale (Not at all important = 1, Extremely important = 5) 0.758 0.76 0.656
Risk-taking   ρ = 0.77 ρ = 0.76 ρ = 0.67
In general, how prepared are you to take risks? 5-point scale (Not at all prepared = 1, Completely prepared = 5) 0.837 0.842 0.820
How prepared are you to take risks when making financial decisions? 5-point scale (Not at all prepared = 1, Completely prepared = 5) 0.672 0.679 0.575
How prepared are you to take risks when it comes to recreational activities? 5-point scale (Not at all prepared = 1, Completely prepared = 5) 0.649 0.620 0.501
Emotional intelligence   ρ = 0.65 ρ = 0.65 ρ = 0.65
How often do friends talk to you about their problems? 5-point scale (Never = 1, Always = 5) 0.513 0.526 0.521
How often do you talk to your friends about your problems? 5-point scale (Never = 1, Always = 5) 0.745 0.760 0.775
How easy is it for you to express what you are feeling to others? 5-point scale (Not at all easy = 1, Extremely easy = 5) 0.593 0.566 0.541
Social support   ρ = 0.71 ρ = 0.77 ρ = 0.74
In the past year, how often did you have someone to show you love and affection? 5-point scale (Never = 1, 5 = Always) 0.896 0.973 0.909
In the past year, how often did you have someone to help you with daily chores? 5-point scale (Never = 1, 5 = Always) 0.610 0.582 0.607
Discrimination   ρ = 0.86 ρ = 0.82 ρ = 0.74
Because of your gender, how often have you felt discriminated against? 5-point scale (Never = 1, 5 = Always) 0.850 0.840 0.860
Because of your gender, how often have you felt discriminated against when getting hired? 5-point scale (Never = 1, 5 = Always) 0.707 0.726 0.537
Because of your gender, how often have you felt discriminated against when at school? 5-point scale (Never = 1, 5 = Always) 0.776 0.746
Because of your gender, how often have you felt discriminated against when receiving medical care? 5-point scale (Never = 1, 5 = Always) 0.727 0.693 0.608
Because of your gender, how often have you felt discriminated against in public settings? 5-point scale (Never = 1, 5 = Always) 0.846 0.860 0.845
Because of your gender, how often have you felt discriminated against in your family? 5-point scale (Never = 1, 5 = Always) 0.648 0.625 0.577
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