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Official Journal of the Japan Wood Research Society

Table 3 Extracted factors and factor loadings of semantic difference questionnaire for rooms A and B

From: Effects and interaction of different interior material treatment and personal preference on psychological and physiological responses in living environment

Evaluated item Factor loading Interpretation
Factor 1 Factor 2 Factor 3 III Factor 4
Comfortable–uncomfortable 0.96 0.04 − 0.13 − 0.02 Level of comfort
Calm–tension 0.91 0.24 − 0.21 − 0.02
Not tired–tired − 0.71 0.12 − 0.05 − 0.13
(feel can do work)
Well–not well
0.57 − 0.16 0.32 0.04
Accessible–inaccessible 0.53 0.00 0.40 − 0.01
(smell) Refreshed–unrefreshed 0.48 − 0.05 0.23 0.26
Cold–warm 0.47 0.12 0.24 − 0.22
(visual) Light–heavy − 0.19 0.94 0.04 0.06 Texture
(visual) Refreshed–unrefreshed − 0.06 0.65 0.21 0.07
Bright–dark 0.23 0.64 − 0.14 0.02
Soft–hard 0.34 0.46 − 0.01 − 0.04
(smell) Natural–artificial 0.25 − 0.01 0.58 − 0.07 Impression
(visual) Natural–artificial 0.03 0.36 0.44 − 0.11
Simple–intricate − 0.06 0.03 0.44 − 0.09
Secure–insecure 0.37 0.00 0.37 − 0.10
(smell) Light–strong − 0.01 0.00 0.41 − 0.69 Smell
(smell) Light–heavy 0.12 0.15 0.19 0.67
Eigenvalue 7.71 1.53 1.31 1.02  
Contribution rate (%) 45.36 9.00 7.68 6.02  
Accumulated contribution rate (%) 45.36 54.36 62.04 68.06  
  1. Factor extraction method: maximum likelihood method, rotation method: promax rotation method (eigenvalue adopts 1 or more)