Table 2

Reliability and factor analysis.

Factors and Items

Mean

value

SD

Difficulty

Index

corrected

Item-Total

correlation

Alpha if

Item

deleted

Factor loading

I

II

III

IV


Religious needs (eigenvalue 8.6; alpha = 0.903)

N18

pray with someone

0.65

0.94

0.22

.603

.929

.813

N20

pray for yourself

1.12

1.09

0.37

.684

.927

.811

N19

someone prays for you

0.85

1.04

0.28

.673

.927

.801

N21

participate at a religious ceremony (i.e. service)

0.90

1.02

0.30

.677

.927

.769

N22

read religious/spiritual books

0.82

1.03

0.27

.633

.928

.720

.363

N23

turn to a higher presence (i.e. God. Angels ...)

1.18

1.15

0.39

.684

.927

.685

Need for Inner Peace (eigenvalue 1.9; apha = .826)

N7

dwell at a place of quietness and peace

1.66

1.07

0.55

.622

.928

.733

.314

N2

talk with others about my fears and worries

1.46

0.92

0.49

.510

.930

.703

N8

find inner peace

1.75

1.09

0.58

.707

.926

.649

.392

N6

plunge into beauty of nature

1.76

1.09

0.59

.587

.929

.640

N1

higher devotion by others

1.25

0.96

0.42

.512

.930

.603

.467

Existentialistic needs (Reflection/Meaning) (eigenvalue 1.3; alpha - .837)

N4

reflect your previous life

1.12

0.93

0.37

.527

.930

.302

.729

N11

talk with someone about the question of meaning in life

0.91

1.01

0.30

.749

.926

.398

.712

N5

dissolve open aspects of your life

1.22

1.01

0.41

.591

.929

.445

.643

N10

find meaning in illness and/or suffering

1.11

1.09

0.37

.572

.929

.634

.393

N12

talk with someone about the possibility of life after death

0.79

1.01

0.26

.665

.927

.504

.627

Actively Giving (eigenvalue 1.1; alpha - .818)

N14

give away something from yourself

1.20

1.03

0.40

.591

.929

.766

N15

solace someone

1.42

0.97

0.40

.587

.929

.728

N13

turn to someone in a loving attitude

1.67

1.01

0.56

.664

.927

.447

.645

N24 *

being complete and safe

1.92

1.14

0.47

-

-

N17 *

be forgiven

1.04

1.06

0.56

-

-


Principal Component Analysis; Varimax Rotation with Kaiser Normalization (rotation converged in 6 Iterations). * marker items.

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