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Table 1 Study 4: Principal component analysis of possible descriptors of ‘what I do at a desk’

From: Is sitting invisible? Exploring how people mentally represent sitting

  Mean applicability rating (SD) Factor loadings (≥.40)
Action identity Factor 1 Factor 2 Factor 3 Factor 4
Looking at the monitor 5.76 (1.36) .78    
Sitting 5.88 (1.40) .68    
Pressing buttons 4.97 (1.81) .64    
Moving the cursor 5.35 (1.69) .59    
Using the internet 5.29 (1.52) .54    
Using my computer 6.24 (1.17) .50    
Typing 5.48 (1.35) .47    
Reading information 5.53 (1.27) .40    
Working 6.06 (1.14)   .83   
Doing my job 5.98 (1.07)   .83   
Getting my work done 5.83 (1.04)   .72   
Contributing to the economy 4.12 (1.73)    −.59  
Moving my hands 4.91 (1.85)    −.55  
Honouring my employment contract 5.38 (1.62)    −.48  
Earning money 5.84 (1.21)    −.45  
Furthering my career 4.30 (1.61)    −.43  
Organising information 5.42 (1.45)     −.74
Processing information 5.78 (1.19)     −.62
Making progress 5.16 (1.34)     −.42
Earning a living 5.96 (1.15)     
Eigenvalue   6.13 2.60 1.58 1.38
% variance explained   30.64 13.01 7.91 6.88
Inter-factor correlations:      
Factor 1    .09 −.30 −.33
Factor 2     −.26 −.23
Factor 3      .28