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Table 1. Results from an Exploratory Factor Analysis for the 15-item Attitudes toward Singlehood Scale
AtSS item Factor loading Uniqueness 
  
Factor 1: Affective     
1. I feel happy when I am single. .863 -.049 -.044 .347 
2. I feel comfortable to lead my life by myself. .689 .049 -.018 .491 
3. I feel positive for being single. .903 -.002 -.129 .298 
4. I feel comfortable being single. .850 .032 -.040 .278 
5. I enjoy being single. .840 .020 -.002 .273 
Factor 2: Cognition     
6. I think it is not necessary to be in a romantic relationship. -.110 .874 .061 .288 
7. I do not need to get into a romantic relationship to live a happy life. .037 .756 .005 .385 
8. Engaging in a romantic relationship is not important. -.057 .752 .090 .398 
9. I think my life is complete even without a romantic partner. .270 .555 .064 .348 
10. I can live independently without a partner in my life. .278 .579 -.143 .502 
Factor 3: Behavior     
11. I feel that being in a committed relationship distracts me from achieving my personal goals. -.197 -.070 .865 .455 
12. I do not want a romantic commitment. -.178 .277 .650 .429 
13. I choose to commit myself to establish a career rather than a romantic relationship. .269 .011 .496 .525 
14. I have better control over my life when I am single. .243 .076 .443 .552 
15. I stay single to have more personal space. .398 -.083 .449 .529 
AtSS item Factor loading Uniqueness 
  
Factor 1: Affective     
1. I feel happy when I am single. .863 -.049 -.044 .347 
2. I feel comfortable to lead my life by myself. .689 .049 -.018 .491 
3. I feel positive for being single. .903 -.002 -.129 .298 
4. I feel comfortable being single. .850 .032 -.040 .278 
5. I enjoy being single. .840 .020 -.002 .273 
Factor 2: Cognition     
6. I think it is not necessary to be in a romantic relationship. -.110 .874 .061 .288 
7. I do not need to get into a romantic relationship to live a happy life. .037 .756 .005 .385 
8. Engaging in a romantic relationship is not important. -.057 .752 .090 .398 
9. I think my life is complete even without a romantic partner. .270 .555 .064 .348 
10. I can live independently without a partner in my life. .278 .579 -.143 .502 
Factor 3: Behavior     
11. I feel that being in a committed relationship distracts me from achieving my personal goals. -.197 -.070 .865 .455 
12. I do not want a romantic commitment. -.178 .277 .650 .429 
13. I choose to commit myself to establish a career rather than a romantic relationship. .269 .011 .496 .525 
14. I have better control over my life when I am single. .243 .076 .443 .552 
15. I stay single to have more personal space. .398 -.083 .449 .529 

Note. N = 182. The extraction method was principal axis factoring with an oblique (Promax) rotation. Factor loadings above .40 are in bold.

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