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Table 4 Factor analysis (Principal Axis Factoring) relating items and factors extracted

From: Construction and validity evidence of a scale for coping with difficult social academic interpersonal situations

  F1 F2 F3 F4
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 I want to express my opinion about the teacher’s method, I ask for help from the coordination to talk to him. 0.49    
 I want to refuse a request from a colleague who wants to join the group without doing the work, I ask the class representative to solve the problem for me. 0.63    
 I want to refuse a request from a colleague who wants to join my group without doing the work, I ask the teacher to explain my refusal. 0.71    
 I receive academic criticism from colleagues in the classroom, I ask the colleague who criticized me to support me. 0.62    
 I am new to the class, I ask the most outgoing people to introduce me. 0.65    
 I am new to the class, I ask the teacher to do an activity that facilitates my integration. 0.61    
 I receive academic criticism from my colleagues in the classroom, I ask a friend to defend me. 0.67    
 I am new to the class, I ask the teacher to introduce me. 0.74    
 I want to express my opinion on the teacher’s method, I ask “God” for more understanding. 0.22 0.69   
 I have to express myself during the presentation of a seminar, I ask “God” to help me carry it out.   0.81   
 I receive academic criticism from classmates in the classroom, I pray to “God” to make me emotionally strong enough to listen to them. 0.28 0.68   
 I have to express myself during the presentation of a seminar, I ask “God” not to make me go blank during the speech.   0.79   
 I receive academic criticism from colleagues, I ask “God” for the wisdom to deal with the criticism intelligently.   0.78   
 I want to express my opinion on the teacher’s method, I try to be clear.    0.62  
 I want to express my opinion about the teacher’s method, I ask him for an alternative method.    0.60  
 I want to express my opinion about the teacher’s method, I think about the best way to do it. − 0.26   0.64  
 I have to express myself during the presentation of a seminar, I prepare myself for possible doubts. − 21   0.57  
 I receive academic criticism from colleagues in the classroom, I check with the teacher for the best way to study the content.   0.21 0.57  
 I want to refuse a request from a colleague who wants to join my group without doing the work, I explain my principles.    0.51  
 I want to express my opinion on the teacher’s method, I ask for an explanation in other words.    0.60  
 I am new to the class, I try to disguise my embarrassment.     0.52
 I receive academic criticism from colleagues in the classroom, I try to contain my insecurity.     0.57
 I am new to the class, I suppress anxiety.     0.67
 I am new to the class, I try to contain my discomfort.     0.71
 I want to refuse a request from a colleague who wants to join my group without doing the work, I control my anxiety.     0.66
 I want to refuse a request from a colleague who wants to join my group without doing the work, I seek to alleviate my discomfort.    0.22 0.63
Empirical eigenvalues 4.78 3.34 2.01 1.72
Random eigenvalues 1.47 1.44 1.41 1.38
Explained variance (%) 18.4 12.9 8.0 6.6
Factor correlation: F1–F2 = 0.28*; F1–F3 = − 0.43*; F1–F4 = 0.19*; F2–F3 = 0.15*; F2–F4 = 0.33*; F3–F4 = 0.26*
  1. Note: Researchers interested in using this scale with Brazilian samples can request the Portuguese version from the authors
  2. *p < 0.01