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Table 2 Explorative factor analysis and internal consistency of SCCS-Pl (n = 343)

From: The level of spiritual care competence of Polish nurses and the psychometric properties of the spiritual care competence scale (SCCS)

Items of SCCS (*) Factors, items loading
Factor 1 Factor 2 Factor 3 Factor 4 Factor 5
Item 1 0.650   0.338   
Item 2 0.624     
Item 3 0.767     
Item 4 0.596     
Item 7   0.468    
Item 8   0.496    
Item 9   0.628    
Item 10   0.715    
Item 11   0.764    
Item 12   0.699    
Item 13   0.495 0.392   
Item 14    0.707   
Item 15    0.776   
Item 16    0.636   
Item 17    0.517   
Item 5   0.352   0.607  
Item 6   0.362   0.567  
Item 18     0.567  
Item 19     0.441 0.534
Item 20     0.487 0.524
Item 21    0.423 0.447  
Item 22      0.617
Item 23      0.812
Item 24      0.728
Item 25      0.788
Item 26      0.780
Item 27      0.817
Eigenvalue 2.32 11.40 1.02 1.44 1.30
Variance % 8.60% 42.18% 3.79% 5.34% 4.80%
  1. Legend: SCCS Spiritual Care Competence Scale
  2. (*) item numbers are coming from original version of the SCCS
  3. Factor 1 - Attitude toward the patient’s spirituality; Factor 2 - Assessment and implementation of spiritual care; Factor 3 - Referral, consultation and spiritual care; Factor 4 - Communication, individual support and counselling; Factor 5 - Professionalisation and improvement of the quality of spiritual care