Journal of Transplantation / 2016 / Article / Tab 3

Research Article

For and against Organ Donation and Transplantation: Intricate Facilitators and Barriers in Organ Donation Perceived by German Nurses and Doctors

Table 3

Mean values, reliability, and factor analysis of item addressing the agreement to consider facilitating ODT arguments with relatives.

Factors and itemsMean value (score 1–4)SDCorrected item-total correlationAlpha if item is deleted ()Loading factor 1Loading factor 2

Factor 1: personal ethical facilitators (eigenvalue 2.9; 42% explained variance; alpha = .73)
Your consent could be a source of meaning in your own life2.780.94.603.723.841
Your consent would be an act of charity2.750.99.569.730.721
Your consent is an ethical duty3.500.77.355.771.710
The death of the diseased would have a purpose2.701.03.491.749.555.323

Factor 2: concrete altruistic effects (eigenvalue 1.3; 18% explained variance; alpha = .72)
Your consent can save the life of another person1.470.74.462.754.880
Your consent can do good1.690.85.509.744.833
You might come to a point where you yourself could be in need of a transplantation1.980.99.498.746.333.610

Extraction of the main components (eigenvalue > 1); varimax rotation with Kaiser’s normalization.
Rotation is converged in 3 iterations. Both factors explain 61% of variance.
Scores range from 1 (agreement) to 4 (disagreement).