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Table 3 Classification of participants in the study sample by cluster analysis using the categories factor scoring

From: Factors associated with alexithymia among the Lebanese population: results of a cross-sectional study

 Cluster 1
N = 228 (28.89%)
Cluster 2
N = 305 (38.65%)
Cluster 3
N = 242 (30.67%)
Factor 1: High emotional intelligence & low emotional work fatigue− 0.930.91− 0.28
Factor 2: High physical and mental work fatigue & high stress−0.71− 0.100.81
Factor 3: Low self-esteem, high suicidal ideation and alcohol dependence−0.32− 0.571.08
  1. Factor 1 = High emotional intelligence & low emotional work fatigue; Factor 2 = High physical and mental work fatigue & high stress; Factor 3 = Low self-esteem, high suicidal ideation and alcohol dependence
  2. cluster 1 = People with depersonalization (low emotional intelligence and high emotional work fatigue but low physical and mental work fatigue and low stress); cluster 2 = People with high wellbeing (high emotional intelligence and low emotional work fatigue, with high self-esteem, low suicidal ideation and low alcohol dependence); cluster 3 = People in distress (low self-esteem, high suicidal ideation and high alcohol dependence, with high physical and mental work fatigue and high stress)