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Table 3 Mean values and reliability analysis of the CPSC scale

From: Conscious Presence and Self Control as a measure of situational awareness in soldiers – A validation study

identifying item numbers and phrasings Mean ± SD
[0–3]
Corrected item - scale correlation α if item deleted (α =.855) Factor loading
F10 In difficult situations I can observe any kind of arising emotions from a distance without getting lost in them 1.73 ± 0.82 .638 .835 .742
F12 I experience moments of inner peace and serenity even if faced with pain and disturbances or when I am dealing with difficult situations. 1.40 ± 0.84 .625 .836 .727
F3 Once I realize that my concentration has drifted I can return to consciously paying attention without difficulties 1.96 ± 0.91 .624 .836 .717
F9 I am friendly to myself when things go wrong. 1.52 ± 0.86 .583 .840 .687
F11 In difficult situations I do not let arising emotions take control over me 1.83 ± 0.85 .583 .840 .687
F6 I see my mistakes and difficulties without judging them 1.84 ± 0.82 .577 .841 .670
F8 I also accept unpleasant experiences as being important and of value. 2.13 ± 0.84 .539 .844 .641
F7 In everything I do I am paying full attention and perceive everything mindfully. 1.93 ± 0.73 .531 .845 .635
F2 With everything I do (eating, cleaning, conversations, official duties, etc.) I am always conscious of the emotions, moods and physical responses that occur 1.85 ± 0.95 .474 .850 .563
F1 I consciously perceive my current situation and can look at it (as if from the outside) without judging it as either ‘good’ or ‘bad’. 1.48 ± 0.90 .450 .852 .527
  1. Extraction of the main components (Eigenvalue > 1); varimax rotation with Kaiser’s normalization.