Table 2

Factor analyses of leisure activities.

Single factor

Two oblique factors


"High Culture"

"Popular culture"


Listen to popular music

0.277

0.484


Listen to classical music

0.447

0.537

-0.103


Go to pop concerts/discos

0.392

0.159

0.465


Go to classical music concerts/opera

0.560

0.611


Play a musical instrument

0.321

0.401

-0.102


Go to museums or art galleries

0.575

0.543

0.131


Read about art in newspapers, magazines or books

0.525

0.446

0.208


Draw, paint, sculpt or do other arts or crafts

0.376

0.441


Photography

0.285

0.198

0.192


Read a novel

0.473

0.445

0.111


Read non-fiction books (not for work or study)

0.464

0.376

0.215


Read poetry

0.517

0.599


Write poetry, fiction or other literature (not for work)

0.328

0.334


Go to the cinema

0.462

0.280

0.384


Go to the theatre (plays/musicals, etc)

0.607

0.536

0.204


Acting or otherwise taking part in theatre

0.211

0.249


Watching classical or modern ballet/dance

0.451

0.518


Dance (any form)

0.331

0.324


Play sport

0.236

0.316


Watch sport

-0.251

0.526


Hike/Orienteer/Climb/Mountaineer/Ski etc.

0.268

0.217

0.124


Cook

0.258

0.292


Shop (for pleasure)

0.314

0.127

0.374


Spend time on hobbies (excluding above activities)

0.317

0.152

0.334


Watch television

-0.361

0.502


Watch DVDs/videos/etc..

0.240

0.459


Listen to radio

0.211

0.363


Listen to podcasts

0.166

0.301


Browse the internet (not for work)

0.109

-0.195

0.556


a) loadings based on extraction of a single factor; and b) extraction of two oblique factors, which are labelled High Culture and Popular Culture. Absolute factor loadings >.4 are shown in bold, and those less than 0.1 are left blank. The oblique factors correlate 0.183.

McManus et al. BMC Medicine 2011 9:100   doi:10.1186/1741-7015-9-100

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