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# TALE OF THREE FUNCTIONS

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TABLE 2. Factor Pattern Matrix with Factor Loadings for the TALE Questionnaire: 4–factor EFA with Promax Rotation

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Factor 1 .68 .66 .64 .58 .57 .56 .55 .54 .53 .50 .49 .43 .43 .41

Factor 2

Factor 3

Factor 4

.90 .64 .60 .49

.68 .62 .59

.66 .49 .49

30.39%

7.11%

6.65%

5.84%

Note. Values above .40 were considered to be meaningful factor loadings; all other loadings are sup- pressed. Items Q2, Q8, Q12, and Q23 did not not load on any factor.

Item

Q11 integrate unexpec Q6 life choice Q5 learn from error Q20 what caused this Q4 face challenge Q7 problem solving Q1 learn lesson Q18 reinterpret past Q9 recall advice Q10 know problem Q19 feel better Q15 life has theme Q3 future goals Q21 others help mood Q13 self is the same Q14 how self changes Q16 values changed Q17 understand self Q22 others feel better Q28 help others Q25 strong friendship Q26 learn other’s life Q27 learn new person Q24 closer relation

# Variance Explained

Factor Loadings

ond and third factors seemed interpretable as the self and social func- tion of AM, the first factor was a hodgepodge of self, social, and directive items. Thus, we forced a four–factor solution to allow the variance being accounted for by the first factor to be better distributed.

The four–factor solution was parsimonious. Only four items did not load above .40 on any factor, the factor pattern matrix demon- strated simple structure, three of the four factors were ones that we predicted, and the solution accounted for 50% of the variance. The

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