Table 2

Rotated component matrix for PCA of the Chinese PCQ-S (n=163)

Item numberItem contentFactor loadings
Subscale 1:
A climate of safety
Subscale 2:
A climate of everydayness
Subscale 3:
A climate of community
1A place where I feel welcome0.83
2A place where I feel acknowledged as a person0.84
3A place where I feel I can be myself0.58
4A place where the patients are in safe hands0.66
5A place where the staff use a language that the patients can understand0.60
6A place which feels homely even though it is in an institution0.82
7A place where there is something nice to look at0.81
8A place where it is quiet and peaceful0.78
9A place where it is possible to get unpleasant thoughts out of your head0.74
10A place which is neat and clean0.68
11A place where it is easy for the patients to keep in contact with their loved ones0.64
12A place where it is easy for the patients to receive visitors0.87
13A place where it is easy for the patients to talk to the staff0.85
14A place where the patients have someone to talk to if they so wish0.66
Total variance explained (%)73.3 (total three subscales)
Cronbach’s alpha0.94 (total 14 items)0.870.900.88
  • PCA, principal component analysis; PCQ-S, Person-centred Climate Questionnaire – Staff version.