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Table 2 Factors obtained from exploratory factor analysis and internal consistency for the ATTS

From: Comprehensive psychometric examination of the attitudes towards suicide (ATTS) in South Korea

  E.V. F.L. Cronbach’s
α
ICC
coefficients
Total 62.99   0.657 0.782
Factor 1. Acceptability 15.709   0.762 0.832
 Right to commit suicide—people   0.785   
 Suicide should not always be prevented   0.627   
 Suicide a relief   0.622   
 Suicide can never be justified   −0.607   
 Not understandable that people can take their lives   −0.606   
 Most people avoid talking about suicide   0.414   
Factor 2. Acceptability related incurable disease 8.232   0.781 0.750
 Get help to commit suicide if severe, incurable disease—myself   0.902   
 Consider suicide if severe, incurable disease—myself   0.828   
 Get help to commit suicide if severe, incurable disease—people   0.598   
 Suicide acceptable means to end incurable disease—people   0.521   
 Suicide understandable if severe, incurable disease—people   0.514   
Factor 3. Preventability 6.253   0.530 0.771
 Can always help   0.882   
 Suicide can be prevented   0.659   
 Duty to restrain a suicidal act   0.506   
Factor 4. Tabooing 5.486   0.560 0.570
 Risk to evoke suicidal thoughts if asked about   0.875   
 Should or would rather not talk about suicide   0.640   
 Suicide decision can’t reversed   0.470   
Factor 5. Unpredictability 4.8854   0.497 0.671
 Relatives have no idea about what is going on   0.764   
 Suicide happens without warning   0.694   
 People who make threats seldom complete suicide   0.436   
Factor 6. Normal–common 4.708   0.516 0.758
 Everyone has considered suicide   0.810   
 Anybody can commit suicide   0.727   
 Could express suicide wish without meaning it- myself   0.520   
Factor 7. Aging 4.109   1.0 0.576
 Suicides among younger people particularly puzzling   0.926   
Factor 8. Incomprehensibility 3.620   0.339 0.387
 Communication not serious   0.799   
 Suicide among the worst thing to do to relatives   0.497   
Factor 9. Suicidal process 3.499   0.380 0.748
 Suicides considered for a long time   0.971   
 Attempts are impulsive actions   −0.644   
Factor 10. Non-communication 3.434   0.309 0.533
 Low estimated own suicide probability   0.795   
 Suicide ones own business   0.422   
Factor 11. Relation-caused 3.056   0.364 0.354
 Attempts due to revenge and punishment   0.810   
 Attempts due to interpersonal conflicts   0.703