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Table 3 Factor loading, factorial agreement and reliability coefficient

From: Translation and equivalence assessment for a Japanese version of the modified Parental Nurturance Scale: a comparative study

Item    PNSM a) (n = 222) PNSM-J b) (n = 1320) Difference in Loading
  Statement Attitude Factor I Factor I  
1 Nothing I did ever seemed to please the person. - 0.70 0.47 0.23
2 The person enjoyed spending time with me. + 0.70 0.62 0.08
3 The person did not really know what kind of person I was. - 0.70 0.55 0.15
4 The person was a caring individual. + 0.73 0.45 0.28
5 The person was removed when I was with him/her. - 0.64 0.61 0.03
6 The person took an active interest in my affairs. + 0.73 0.50 0.23
7 The person consoled me when I was unhappy. + 0.80 0.67 0.13
8 The person was very understanding. + 0.83 0.68 0.15
9 The person was a warm individual. + 0.81 0.72 0.09
10 The person did not feel that I was interesting. - 0.71 0.57 0.14
11 The person believed in me. + 0.79 0.55 0.24
12 The person seldom showed me any affection. - 0.75 0.72 0.03
13 The person was very interested in those things that concerned me. + 0.73 0.49 0.24
14 The person was very sympathetic. + 0.76 0.67 0.09
15 I was tense and/or uneasy when the person and I were together. - 0.68 0.65 0.04
16 The person did not feel that I was important. - 0.68 0.69 -0.01
17 The person often acted as if he/she did not care about me. - 0.72 0.57 0.15
18 The person expressed his/her warmth and/or affection for me. + 0.78 0.70 0.08
19 The person was easy for me to talk to. + 0.78 0.64 0.14
20 I was an important person in the person's eyes. + 0.69 0.67 0.02
21 I did not feel that the person enjoyed being with me. - 0.76 0.67 0.09
22 The person did not really care much what happened to me. - 0.61 0.57 0.04
23 I feel that the person found fault with me more often than I deserved. - 0.69 0.56 0.13
24 The person was often critical of me. - 0.58 0.66 -0.08
25 The person seldom said nice things about me. - 0.77 0.68 0.09
26 The person was generally cold when I was with him/her. - 0.82 0.74 0.08
27 I felt very close to the person. + 0.75 0.73 0.02
28 I received a lot of affirmation from the person. + 0.76 0.74 0.02
29 The person helped me when I was in trouble. + 0.67 0.71 -0.04
30 The person did not understand me. - 0.76 0.71 0.05
% of Variance 53.5 40.6 N/A
  Target Rotation Identity coefficient 0.98 N/A
   Proportionality coefficient 0.99 N/A
Cronbach's alpha coefficient 0.97 0.95 N/A
  1. NOTE: Extraction method – principal component analysis
  2. a): The modified Parental Nurturance Scale, administered to native English speakers
  3. b): Translated Japanese version of the modified Parental Nurturance Scale, administered to native Japanese speakers