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Table 1 Factor analysis results for socially consumption behavior

From: Consumer responses to company disclosure of socially responsible efforts

Variables Factor items Loading
Firm’s behavior I try not to buy products from companies that employ children .78
I try not to buy products from companies that don’t respect their employees .74
I try not to buy products from companies or shops that are narrowly linked to political parties that I condemn .72
I try not to buy products from companies that strongly harm the environment .74
I pay attention to not buy products from companies that are narrowly linked with mafia or sects .66
  Percent of variance explained = 16.55 Cronbach’s alpha = .89
Cause-related products I buy some products of which a part of the price is transferred to a humanitarian cause .76
I buy some products of which part of the price goes to developing countries .75
I buy products of which part of the price is given to a good cause. .80
I buy fair trade products .67
  Percent of variance explained = 17.74 Cronbach’s alpha = .87
Small businesses I avoid doing all shopping in big businesses (large retailers) .75
I buy in small businesses (bakeries, butchers, book shop) as often as possible (small shopkeepers) .70
I help local small businesses to live through my purchases .60
  Percent of variance explained = 12.55 Cronbach’s alpha = .77
Geographic origin When I have the choice between an American products and a non-American product, I choose the American product .75
I preferably buy American cars .68
I buy some fruits and vegetables made in the United States .74
I buy products made in my country .78
  Percent of variance explained = 13.61 Cronbach’s alpha = .80
Consumption volume I try to reduce my consumption to what I really need .83
In a general manner, I try to reduce my consumption .85
  Percent of variance explained = 10.96 Cronbach’s alpha = .89
  Percent of total variance explained 71.41