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Table 3 PCA of statements concerning Polish students’ cooperation with the pharmaceutical industry

From: Does growing up with a physician influence the ethics of medical students’ relationships with the pharmaceutical industry? The cases of the US and Poland

Statement (4-point Likert Scale) Component 1 Component 2 h 2
During their studies medical students should have contact with pharmaceutical industry representatives. .152 .852 .749
Lectures, seminars, and presentations organized by pharmaceutical companies should be a part of the education of medical students. .154 .691 .501
Medical students should have the right to perform paid work for pharmaceutical companies. .428 .336 .296
Medical students should have the right to take gifts of modest value which are needed in their education (e.g., pens, notebooks) from pharmaceutical companies. .684 .235 .523
Medical students should have the right to take expensive gifts from pharmaceutical companies if they are needed in their education (e.g., branded electronic stethoscopes). .949 .158 .925
Medical students should have the right to take gifts from pharmaceutical companies in any form in which companies are prone to give them (e.g., good quality wine). .689 .079 .480
Eigenvalue 2.07 1.40 SUM
Variance explained 34.5% 23.4% 57.9%
  1. Source: M Makowska & M. Etyczne. Wyzwania współpracy studentów medycyny z przemysłem farmaceutycznym. Studium porównawcze sytuacji w Polsce i USA. Warszawa: Wydawnictwo SGGW; 2016, p. 196. Loadings in bold indicate the highest component loading for each item (these being the most salient loadings for interpretation of each component)