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Official Journal of the Japan Wood Research Society

Table 4 Extracted factors and factor loadings of character of smell 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 II
Refresh 0.87 − 0.03 Level of comfort
Fresh 0.81 0.20
Soft 0.75 − 0.27
Calm 0.72 − 0.36
Perfumed 0.62 0.43
Sweet 0.48 0.20
Spicy 0.09 0.70 Pungency level
Bitter 0.06 0.62
Sour 0.11 0.51
Eigenvalue 3.58 2.01  
Contribution rate (%) 39.72 22.38  
Accumulated contribution rate (%) 39.72 62.10  
  1. Factor extraction method: maximum likelihood method, rotation method: promax rotation method (eigenvalue adopts 1 or more)