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Table 3 Means, standard deviations, skewness, kurtosis, factor loadings, item-total score-corrected correlations of the PMH-scale (the three largest samples)

From: Psychometric properties of the Positive Mental Health Scale (PMH-scale)

Item M SD Skewness Kurtosis Factor loading rtt
Patient sample (N = 1547)
1. I am often carefree and in good spirits 2.30 0.84 0.31 -0.43 .78 .71
2. I enjoy my life. 2.32 0.87 0.24 -0.59 .82 .76
3. All in all, I am satisfied with my life. 2.48 0.97 -0.01 -0.99 .72 .64
4. In general, I am confident. 2.78 0.90 -0.30 -0.70 .78 .71
5. I manage well to fulfill my needs. 2.33 0.83 0.21 -0.48 .75 .67
6. I am in good physical and emotional condition. 2.29 0.89 0.17 -0.74 .75 .67
7. I feel that I am actually well equipped to deal with life and its difficulties. 1.62 0.76 1.02 0.31 .63 .55
8. Much of what I do brings me joy. 2.37 0.93 0.08 -0.88 .80 .73
9. I am a calm, balanced human being. 2.75 0.89 -0.13 -0.83 .78 .71
PMH-scale 2.36 0.66 .23 -0.51 - -
Student sample (N = 5406)
1. I am often carefree and in good spirits 2.89 0.84 -0.33 -0.55 .81 .75
2. I enjoy my life. 3.13 0.80 -0.65 -0.06 .84 .78
3. All in all, I am satisfied with my life. 3.12 0.87 -0.70 -0.32 .84 .79
4. In general, I am confident. 3.19 0.80 -0.72 -0.08 .82 .76
5. I manage well to fulfill my needs. 2.81 0.80 -0.30 -0.33 .77 .71
6. I am in good physical and emotional condition. 2.93 0.89 -0.46 -0.57 .82 .76
7. I feel that I am actually well equipped to deal with life and its difficulties. 3.01 0.82 -0.50 -0.34 .82 .76
8. Much of what I do brings me joy. 3.16 0.79 -0.61 -0.32 .81 .75
9. I am a calm, balanced human being. 2.83 0.87 -0.33 -0.58 .64 .57
PMH-scale 3.00 0.66 -0.54 -0.30 - -
Dresden sample (N = 1394)
1. I am often carefree and in good spirits 3.21 0.72 -0.60 0.10 .71 .61
2. I enjoy my life. 3.48 0.65 -1.08 0.83 .71 .61
3. All in all, I am satisfied with my life. 3.45 0.70 -1.20 1.17 .78 .70
4. In general, I am confident. 3.48 0.66 -1.14 1.06 .75 .66
5. I manage well to fulfill my needs. 3.10 0.66 -0.41 0.41 .69 .60
6. I am in good physical and emotional condition. 3.26 0.73 -0.77 0.31 .74 .65
7. I feel that I am actually well equipped to deal with life and its difficulties. 3.31 0.71 -0.84 0.51 .78 .70
8. Much of what I do brings me joy. 3.60 0.60 -1.39 1.64 .74 .65
9. I am a calm, balanced human being. 2.77 0.88 -0.31 -0.61 .52 .43
PMH-scale 3.3 0.50 -0.95 0.94 - -
  1. M mean, SD standard deviations, rtt = Item-Total Score-Corrected Correlations