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Table 4 PCA of statements concerning US 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. .220 .794 .679
Lectures, seminars, and presentations organized by pharmaceutical companies should be a part of the education of medical students. .238 .788 .678
If I got a textbook for free, I would not mind if the textbook had a pharmaceutical company logo on every page. .491 .325 .347
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. .694 .359 .610
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). .869 .215 .801
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). .839 .148 .726
Eigenvalue 2.28 1.55 SUM
Variance explained 51.0% 13.0% 64.0%
  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. 202. Loadings in bold indicate the highest component loading for each item (these being the most salient loadings for interpretation of each component)