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Table 2 Principal component analysis with Varimax rotation of the HCC scale

From: Development and psychometric testing of an instrument to compare career choice influences and perceptions of nursing among healthcare students

   Factor loadings
Item Healthcare career choice 1 2 3 4 5 6
1 I desire to help others 0.059 0.047 0.795 0.138 0.107 −0.053
2 I can contribute to the society 0.033 0.103 0.817 0.082 0.132 −0.025
3 I desire for a fulfilling career −0.01 0.008 0.775 −0.02 0.095 0.085
6 I enjoy interacting with people 0.174 −0.07 0.565 0.339 0.114 0.045
7 I want to make a difference in someone’s life 0.096 0.018 0.813 0.071 0.119 −0.012
9 In taking care of a sick family member 0.166 0.169 0.023 0.609 0.03 0.222
10 In being taken care of by a healthcare professional 0.025 0.075 −0.01 0.736 0.16 0.163
11 In my school co-curriculum activities 0.053 0.226 −0 0.67 0.113 0.069
12 In observing a healthcare professional at work −0.108 0.218 0.262 0.597 0.127 0.095
13 In hearing about the profession from significant others 0.181 0.374 0.132 0.551 0.015 0.05
14 Doing voluntary work in healthcare settings 0.076 0.225 0.214 0.71 0.098 0.052
17 It reflects well of my academic ability 0.307 0.192 −0.02 0.272 −0.027 0.596
21 I want to choose a course that is more deserving of my good grades 0.153 0.259 −0.04 0.202 −0.073 0.699
23 I can make autonomous decisions at work 0.085 0.094 0.045 0.142 0.308 0.733
24 I want to be able to make diagnosis 0.066 0.166 0.127 0.104 0.447 0.486
28 It is a highly skilled occupation 0.354 −0.03 0.342 0.074 0.511 0.279
29 I want a more hands-on job 0.097 0.028 0.462 −0.118 0.519 0.07
30 It is a challenging job 0.112 0.128 0.377 0.133 0.655 0.114
32 It is a demanding job 0.212 0.179 0.119 0.256 0.645 0.076
33 I do not mind attending to others’ hygiene needs 0.141 0.323 0.114 0.19 0.549 −0.071
35 It ensures a stable job 0.736 0.176 0.253 −0.109 0.139 0.092
36 I will never be unemployed 0.655 0.1 0.147 −0.08 −0.067 0.295
37 It ensures high income 0.597 0.411 −0.04 0.079 −0.047 0.236
38 The career ensures me a good standard of living 0.743 0.318 0.117 0.068 0.07 0.108
39 It provides a chance to work overseas 0.671 0.196 −0.16 0.222 0.359 0.015
40 It provides many opportunities for my career advancement 0.785 0.261 0.066 0.181 0.238 −0.074
41 It provides a chance to achieve higher qualifications 0.71 0.16 0.04 0.217 0.308 0.114
43 I will be well respected 0.358 0.681 0.059 0.181 0.048 0.188
44 It has good public image 0.313 0.728 −0.06 0.135 0.157 0.205
45 The social media has inspired me 0.151 0.66 −0.07 0.317 0.259 0.108
46 There is no gender stigma in this career 0.28 0.58 −0.03 0.271 0.244 0.01
47 My parents are supportive 0.23 0.477 0.235 0.061 0.257 -0.009
49 I want my parents to be proud of me 0.316 0.555 0.073 0.112 0.247 0.035
51 My peers encouraged me of my choice 0.029 0.584 0.11 0.364 −0.148 0.15
52 My peers will look up to me 0.119 0.718 −0.01 0.285 0.029 0.294