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Table 2 Factor loadings of social capital measures

From: Association between social capital and health-related quality of life among left behind and not left behind older people in rural China

Questions Factor loading
Social participation Neighborhood relationship and support Trust and reciprocity Personal networks
1. Do you participate in some organizations? 0.986 0.009 0.022 0.072
2. How many organizations do you participate in? 0.973 0.003 0.020 0.054
3. Do you often participate activities in such organizations? 0.969 0.011 0.044 0.102
4. Do you trust majority villagers in your village? −0.026 0.062 0.839 −0.009
5. Do you trust the leaders in your village? 0.067 −0.088 0.840 −0.149
6. Is there anyone who looks after you when you are sick? 0.015 0.279 0.633 0.232
7. How many relatives do have? −0.061 0.110 −0.173 0.742
8. How many friends do you have? 0.040 0.131 0.247 0.694
9. What are the occupations of your relatives and friends who have a close relationship with you? 0.277 0.028 −0.010 0.652
10. Is there anyone who takes care of your house when you are absent? −0.135 0.549 0.027 0.195
11. Do your neighbor help you when you are sick? 0.014 0.624 0.516 0.104
12. Are you willing to lend some money to your neighbor when they need? 0.100 0.556 0.442 0.011
13. Do you often chat with your neighbor? 0.054 0.824 0.022 0.039
14. Do you often visit your neighbor? 0.049 0.822 −0.014 0.040
  1. Note: bold means these factor loadings are grouped into one dimension