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Table 4 Respondents’ expertise, experience and factor loadings*

From: Who knows best? A Q methodology study to explore perspectives of professional stakeholders and community participants on health in low-income communities

   Factor loadings - Causes Factor loadings - Solutions
ID Expertise/ background C-1 C-2 C-3 S-1 S-2 S-3
PS13 Academic Social Policy Researcher 0.87X −0.19 0.09 0.17 0.26 0.86X
PS16 Financial Services Practitioner 0.81X 0.16 0.30 0.47 0.09 0.66
PS04 Academic Health Policy 0.80X 0.00 0.34 0.32 0.09 0.81X
PS01 Public Health Consultant 0.80X −0.02 0.21 0.13 − 0.12 0.89X
PS21 Community Development Officer 0.78X −0.10 0.34 0.55 0.19 0.63
PS10 Charity Policy Officer 0.78X −0.02 0.13 0.42 −0.02 0.78
PS05 Political Campaigner 0.78X 0.04 0.18 0.16 0.2 0.65X
PS07 Economic and Social Initiatives 0.75X −0.08 0.15 0.54X 0.26 0.38
PS15 Social Policy - Finance 0.75X 0.02 0.40 0.18 0.18 0.81X
PS12 Social Care Service Coordinator 0.73X 0.08 0.37 0.39 0.00 0.61X
PS25 Doctor (Hospital Based Medicine) 0.72X 0.20 0.26 0.26 0.37 0.61X
PS11 Social Activist 0.72X −0.47 0.28 0.77X 0.17 0.27
CP08 Diarist - Money Advice 0.71X 0.07 −0.11 0.04 0.43 0.49
CP04 Diarist - Enterprise Loan 0.70X −0.13 −0.36 0.64X 0.32 0.26
PS14 Policy and Poverty 0.69X −0.39 0.35 0.38 0.01 0.66X
PS18 Community Volunteer 0.67X −0.24 0.14 0.64X 0.03 0.35
PS09 Community Development Officer 0.66X −0.27 0.30 0.81X 0.12 0.26
CP06 Diarist - Enterprise Loan 0.66X −0.33 0.24 0.68X 0.14 0.09
PS22 Community Development Worker 0.64X −0.28 0.21 0.49 −0.15 0.59
CP10 Diarist - Enterprise Loan 0.64X −0.19 0.19 0.60X 0.23 0.21
PS08 Financial Services Practitioner 0.61X 0.05 0.29 0.47X 0.40 0.25
CP23 Focus Group - Low-Income Community 0.61X 0.09 0.02 0.55 0.55 0.31
PS28 Financial Inclusion Researcher 0.60X 0.17 0.34 0.58 0.12 0.51
CP22 Focus Group - Low-Income Community 0.59X −0.06 −0.10 0.55X 0.32 0.37
CP17 Diarist - Personal Loan 0.58X −0.46 0.17 0.54 0.45 0.22
CP21 Diarist - Enterprise Loan 0.52X 0.17 −0.01 0.39 0.55X 0.22
CP11 Diarist - Control 0.52X −0.03 0.20 0.47X 0.03 0.31
CP24 Focus Group - Low-Income Community 0.35 0.64X −0.09 0.26 0.16 0.36
CP13 Diarist - Money Advice 0.29 0.57X 0.34 0.38 0.58X −0.07
CP02 Diarist - Personal Loan 0.21 0.51X −0.6 −0.08 0.43X −0.15
CP01 Diarist - Personal Loan −0.44 0.50X 0.06 −0.08 0.48X 0.13
CP19 Diarist - Enterprise Loan −0.39 0.49X 0.25 0.35 0.42X −0.47
PS27 Social Policy Researcher 0.27 −0.03 0.60X 0.54X 0.25 0.33
PS24 Social Worker 0.07 0.29 0.59X 0.60X 0.40 0.25
PS19 Community Development Officer 0.05 0.25 0.58X 0.48 0.58 0.19
PS23 Health Professional 0.13 0.08 0.57X 0.54 0.39 0.45
PS17 Community/Enterprise Development 0.07 −0.04 0.49X 0.67X 0.28 −0.01
CP03 Diarist - Personal Loan 0.28 0.00 0.44X 0.02 0.10 −0.08
PS02 Public Health and Social Policy Researcher 0.67 −0.09 0.47 0.67 −0.10 0.51
PS26 Academic Public Health Researcher 0.62 −0.03 0.53 0.23 0.03 0.86X
PS20 Academic Poverty, Health and Social Policy Researcher 0.61 −0.01 0.45 0.68 −0.09 0.42
PS03 Public Health Consultant 0.59 −0.08 0.6 0.46 0.37 0.51
PS06 Local Government Policy Officer 0.49 −0.08 0.53 0.59 0.00 0.41
CP25 Focus Group - Low-Income Community 0.26 −0.4 0.12 0.65X 0.30 0.12
CP18 Diarist - Money Advice 0.26 0.11 0.16 0.08 0.51X 0.36
CP16 Diarist - Enterprise Loan 0.11 0.27 0.23 0.58X 0.19 0.17
CP05 Diarist - Enterprise Loan 0.00 0.11 0.02 0.49 0.46 −0.01
CP07 Diarist - Enterprise Loan −0.06 0.26 0.08 0.30 0.57X 0.06
CP20 Diarist - Enterprise Loan −0.08 0.39 0.03 0.37 0.35 0.27
CP14 Diarist - Money Advice −0.08 −0.25 − 0.30 0.08 0.60X −0.06
CP09 Diarist - Money Advice −0.25 −0.10 − 0.06 0.31 0.48X 0.20
CP12 Diarist - Control 0.29 0.42 −0.04 0.23 0.54X 0.37
CP15 Diarist - Control −0.41 0.40 −0.11 0.50 0.48 0.05
% Explained Variance   31.00 7.00 11.00 22.00 11.00 20.00
  1. * The table is ordered by factor loadings on ‘Causes’. Significant loadings (p < 0.01) are shown in bold type. The significance level is calculated as 2.58*(SE). SE represents standard error that is defined as 1/√N where N is the number of statements in the statement set. For ‘Causes’, 2.58*(SE) = 2.58 (1/√34) = 0.44. For ‘Solutions’, 2.58*(SE) = 2.58 (1/√39) = 0.41. Defining sorts are identified by an X. ‘PS’ = Professional Stakeholders. ‘CP’ = Community Participants