Table 2 CSS Items, Means, Standard Deviations, Item-Total Correlations, and Standardized Factor Loadings of Exploratory Factor Analysis

From: Scanning the VIRUS: A study of dimensions of stress and coping with COVID-19

Item Item total correlation Explanatory factor analysis
M SD Loading
Dimension 1: Vexation with others
I am irritated on reading/seeing repetitive messages on social media.
I am frustrated as other people are not following restrictions and social distancing.
I am concerned about the scale, speed and intensity at which the Corona virus is spreading.
I am disturbed at the panic and hype created by the news channels.
0.53
0.56
0.65
0.51
3.10
3.47
3.56
3.28
1.28
1.18
1.09
1.24
.638
.576
.499
.701
Dimension 2: Immediate concerns
I am worried that I will run out of food/other supplies
I am bothered about the health of my family members (elders, children, etc.)
I might get infected with Corona myself.
I might not get proper treatment if I get infected with Corona.
I am anxious that we will face shortage of medical supplies.
I worry about financial issues (losing job, pay cut, other losses).
0.53
0.60
0.50
0.57
0.65
0.60
1.92
3.28
2.05
2.16
2.57
2.51
0.97
1.20
0.94
1.18
1.21
1.29
.602
.454
.770
.748
.597
.377
Dimension 3: Routine Disruptions
My normal routine has got disrupted.
I miss going out in the open (for example; parks, malls, movie theatres, restaurants etc).
I miss my friends/family whom I am unable to meet.
I am bored as I don’t have much to do.
I am concerned about returning back to my normal routine.
0.44
0.51
0.55
0.48
0.61
3.33
2.96
3.18
2.07
2.89
1.26
1.23
1.23
1.14
1.28
.571
.768
.686
.654
.505
Dimension 4: Uncertainty of future
I am uncertain about what the future holds for me.
I am uncertain about what the future holds for our country.
I am uncertain about what the future holds for humankind.
0.67
0.69
0.67
2.72
3.10
3.06
1.30
1.20
1.26
.616
.813
.809
Dimension 5: Systemic stressors
The efforts of the Government are not adequate.
I am worried that the economy might face a recession.
I feel distressed thinking about the less privileged (e.g., migrants, daily wagers, etc.).
0.53
0.62
0.52
2.44
3.56
3.57
1.26
1.18
1.09
.789
.593
.509
Item that did not load onto the factor structure
I have to do household chores myself 0.27 2.57 1.21 _