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Table 4 Factor analysis: rotated component matrix to factor identification

From: How alternative food networks work in a metropolitan area? An analysis of Solidarity Purchase Groups in Northern Italy

  Factor 1 Factor 2 Factor 3 Factor 4 Factor 5 Factor 6 Factor 7 Factor 8 Factor 9 Factor 10
Health Environment Food miles Social dimension Involvement SPG Values Price Sociodemo Time-saving Income
Age − 0.036 0.082 − 0.036 − 0.025 0.019 0.184 − 0.058 − 0.774 − 0.134 0.15
Family size − 0.039 0.053 0.011 0.028 0.352 − 0.428 0.059 0.16 0.382 − 0.029
Education 0.04 − 0.054 0.056 − 0.055 0.035 − 0.005 0.042 0.639 0.061 0.395
Income − 0.039 − 0.017 0.003 − 0.032 0.058 − 0.012 − 0.142 0.05 − 0.068 0.869
SPG attendance time − 0.046 0.052 0.12 − 0.044 0.707 0.075 0.15 − 0.242 − 0.095 0.088
Role inside SPG 0.004 0.005 0.008 0.167 0.75 0.078 − 0.044 0.055 − 0.132 0.05
Percentage of food expenditure from SPG 0.15 0.053 − 0.079 0.259 0.597 0.169 − 0.191 0.203 0.002 − 0.083
Interest in the ethical content of food − 0.064 0.184 0.174 0.159 0.329 0.475 − 0.122 0.072 0.076 − 0.071
Importance of regional origin 0.113 0.164 0.890 0.059 0.045 0.06 − 0.012 − 0.003 − 0.01 0.048
Importance of municipal origin 0.034 0.1 0.894 0.065 0.041 0.108 0.008 − 0.024 0.028 0.03
Importance of supplying from small producers 0.018 0.006 0.420 0.177 0.06 0.563 − 0.056 − 0.023 0.053 − 0.098
Importance of production process information 0.603 0.344 0.271 0.012 0.133 0.136 0.074 0.08 − 0.075 0.078
Importance of nutrition/ingredients information 0.653 0.268 0.23 − 0.022 − 0.025 0.109 0.084 0.16 − 0.038 0.06
Influence the price during purchase of food products − 0.029 0.061 − 0.009 − 0.016 0.08 − 0.047 0.725 0.059 0.123 − 0.271
Frequency in comparing the prices of similar products 0.007 − 0.02 0.006 − 0.034 0.022 0.064 0.820 0.144 − 0.056 − 0.045
Importance to have a wide range of similar products during purchase of food products − 0.025 0.013 0.005 0.171 − 0.23 0.001 0.613 − 0.242 0.274 0.228
Importance of purchasing seasonal foods 0.146 0.041 0.141 0.149 0.048 0.605 0.141 − 0.006 0.078 0.089
Importance to save time for food supply 0.036 0.021 − 0.037 − 0.123 − 0.065 0.007 0.092 0.006 0.776 − 0.027
E-commerce utility for buying food − 0.055 0.033 0.054 0.037 − 0.11 0.173 0.042 0.069 0.728 − 0.037
Importance of a low-impact packaging during purchases 0.002 0.384 0.015 0.025 0.173 0.539 0.001 0.01 0.064 − 0.022
Awareness about water consumption with reference to agro-food production 0.181 0.867 0.208 0.075 0.065 0.17 0.005 − 0.006 0.051 − 0.012
Awareness about carbon emissions with reference to agro-food production 0.212 0.874 0.195 0.078 0.071 0.149 0.027 − 0.015 0.079 0.022
Awareness about energy consumption with reference to agro-food production 0.212 0.882 0.232 0.054 0.094 0.106 0.045 − 0.017 0.078 0.011
Awareness about use of pesticides with reference to agro-food production 0.606 0.520 0.206 0.05 0.081 0.064 0.018 − 0.018 − 0.04 0.047
Awareness about Km0 products with reference to agro-food production 0.271 0.426 0.557 0.034 0.001 0.112 0.065 0.028 0.047 0.067
Pleasure during grocery shopping 0.016 − 0.013 0.011 0.799 − 0.077 0.065 0.083 0.081 − 0.048 − 0.019
Purchase act as a socialization situation − 0.007 0.041 0.103 0.832 0.236 0.132 − 0.022 0.023 − 0.008 0.018
Importance of sharing food choices 0.033 0.062 0.107 0.783 0.256 0.146 − 0.036 − 0.029 − 0.015 − 0.024
Importance that a food product is preservative-free 0.784 0.221 0.151 0.087 0.013 0.145 − 0.046 − 0.029 0.015 0.041
Importance that a food product is organic 0.738 0.241 0.097 0.09 0.078 0.08 − 0.078 − 0.046 0.045 0.089
Importance that a food product is fresh 0.774 0.225 0.206 0.044 0.028 0.101 − 0.013 0.019 0.04 0.133
Importance that a food product is typical of Italian tradition 0.458 0.071 0.319 0.213 − 0.047 − 0.05 0.02 − 0.367 0.183 0.189
Importance that a food product is GMO-free 0.728 0.226 0.176 0.075 0.075 0.124 − 0.029 0.02 0.026 − 0.091
Importance of knowing and trusting in producers 0.153 0.086 − 0.06 0.259 0.257 0.485 − 0.021 − 0.08 0.138 0.059
Propensity to buy new or unknown food products 0.006 0.184 − 0.089 0.281 − 0.04 0.23 0.025 0.434 − 0.074 0.08
  1. In factor analysis, nominal variables are excluded