Test Story

Items were summed into the factors from above and the summed scale descriptive statistics were calculated and examined. Both the personal responsibility and chance factors immediately reveal a lack of symmetry, with most scores crowded at the top of the scale (as was the case with the scale before EFA). Skew for superstition is moderately nonnormal (skew = 1.59), indicating an uneven distribution of scores. Standard deviations scores for stress (SD=4.91) mental limitation (SD=3.14) chance (SD=3.42) and clinical depression (SD=9.02) indicate scores can range very far from the mean, indicating significant variation in responses. This is not a problem, per se, but a statistic to be considered during linear regression.

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