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Gave money to a panhandler. None of these items are reversed. With each item, a response of “7” indicates a high level of financial giving. In the following, however, item 4 is a reversed item; a response of “7” indicating a low level of giving: 1234567 1234567 1234567 4. Refused to give money to a religious charity. 5. Gave money to a charity not affiliated with a religion. 6. Gave money to a panhandler. , if items 5 and 6 had positive loadings, then item 4 would have a negative loading). This would complicate the creation of a component-based scale: with items 5 and 6, higher scores indicate greater giving whereas with item 4, lower scores indicate greater giving.

A person would score high on alternative value if, for example, it would be appealing to date someone else or perhaps just be alone for a while. Assume that you wish to conduct research on the investment model and are in the process of preparing a 12item questionnaire to assess levels of satisfaction, investment size, and alternative value in a group of participants involved in romantic relationships. Part of the instrument used to assess these constructs is presented here: Indicate the extent to which you agree or disagree with each of the following statements by specifying the appropriate response in the space to the left of the statement.

Gave money to a charity not affiliated with a religion. Gave money to a panhandler. Questions 4, 5, and 6 all seem to deal with giving money to persons in need. It is therefore reasonable to label component 1 the “financial giving” component. 8. Repeat this process to name the remaining retained components. In the present case, there is only one remaining component to name: component 2. This component has high loadings for questions 1, 2, and 3. In reviewing these items, it is apparent that each seems to deal with helping friends, relatives, or other acquaintances.

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