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Table 2 Results of the exploratory factor analysis

From: What motivates individuals to volunteer in Ebola epidemic response? A structural approach in Guinea

One of the reasons why I joined the team was that … Factor M SD
I II III IV V VI VII
… Guinea needed the mobilization of all its citizens. .79 .03 .04 .03 − .02 − .04 .01 9.19 2.47
… fighting against Ebola was a major objective .72 .14 − .06 .05 − .06 − .01 .16 9.06 2.69
… it was a testimony of love of the homeland. .71 .07 .02 − .20 .24 .02 − .06 9.03 2.72
… citizens have the duty to defend their country against all threats. .50 .14 .11 .08 − .03 .01 − .18 8.82 2.86
… I considered it was a moral duty. .04 .74 .16 .09 − .00 .16 .02 7.55 3.84
… I considered it was a duty to the people. .11 .66 .09 .10 .03 .11 − .00 8.17 3.52
… it was a morally rewarding experience. .13 .62 .24 .11 .07 − .11 .02 8.39 3.27
… it was a way to prove to myself that I was a responsible citizen. .25 .49 .20 − .07 .18 .10 − .06 8.37 3.22
… my duty is to respond to Guinean health authorities’ requests. .00 − .01 .72 .09 .02 .13 − .06 6.98 4.15
… it was the way to keep having a good image of myself. .12 .03 .69 .19 − .06 .25 − .02 6.46 4.25
… other people did it and I have deep esteem for them. .09 .11 .62 .16 .03 .11 .17 6.65 4.29
… other many people I know did it. .03 .13 .62 .17 .09 − .01 .10 6.85 4.05
… I wanted to respond to the religious authorities’ call. − .06 .23 .60 − .02 .12 .32 .07 6.97 3.93
… the idea that Ebola could spread to the rest of the country was unbearable. .06 .25 .52 .22 .12 .02 .17 6.58 4.23
… I wished to overcome emotional challenges. − .02 .31 .52 .14 .27 − .12 .00 6.62 4.21
… I thought it could be a transformative experience. − .13 .22 .43 .02 .27 .07 .25 6.16 4.28
… it was a way to broaden my professional experience. .03 .17 .22 .71 .20 .15 .10 6.53 4.23
… I could professionally contribute to the development of the country. .02 .20 .21 .70 .11 .04 .06 6.96 4.08
… I wished to bear testimony of my active commitment to the Guineans. .02 .02 .15 .63 .22 .11 .16 6.55 4.37
… it was an opportunity to make use of my professional expertise. − .07 − .08 .19 .57 .21 .14 − .04 5.93 4.44
… I thought that, by doing so, I could personally benefit. .00 − .17 .20 − .05 .68 .13 − .01 6.08 4.42
… it was an opportunity to improve self-achievement. − .03 .11 .05 .18 .63 .09 .18 5.11 4.46
… it was an opportunity to experience extreme situations .10 .02 .03 .26 .57 .19 .09 5.99 4.39
… it was a way to behave in harmony with myself. − .00 .19 .11 .31 .57 .07 − .07 6.31 4.29
.. it was a kind of personal challenge. .06 .21 .02 .29 .55 .17 .07 6.18 4.42
… it was a mean to attract the sympathy of people in my community. .01 .01 .10 .04 .13 .76 − .02 5.77 4.43
… it was a mean to attract the sympathy of my colleagues. − .04 .24 .06 .24 − .00 .66 .07 5.51 4.54
… my favorite football players have urged the necessity of volunteerism. − .02 − .10 .13 − .04 .12 .60 .13 3.59 4.50
… I wished people like me better. .02 .11 .05 .21 .23 .60 .09 5.49 4.52
… I wished to become a better professional. − .00 .17 .22 .07 .13 .43 .20 5.29 4.63
… I was not convinced that the teams in place were fully competent. − .03 .08 .00 .12 .04 .08 .76 4.58 4.48
…, in some way, I felt forced to do so. − .10 .09 .13 − .06 .09 − .04 .65 5.00 4.63
… my current job was boring. .05 − .22 .05 .16 − .05 .30 .60 3.87 4.42
… the job I had did not offer any true challenge.. .09 − .10 .25 .11 .15 .31 .56 4.62 4.40
Explained variance 2.08 2.33 3.38 2.40 2.39 2.53 2.04   
Percent of variance explained .06 .07 .10 .07 .07 .07 .06   
M 9.02 8.12 6.66 6.49 5.93 5.13 4.52   
SD 1.88 2.46 2.73 3.18 2.96 3.05 3.14   
N ≥ 8 (%) 77 63 39 40 36 26 16   
  1. I = Feeling of patriotic duty, II = Feeling of moral responsibility, III = Compliance with authority, IV = Desire to use one’s skills for a collective good, V = Seeking personal growth, VI = Desire to gain community recognition, and VII = Hoping for a career reorientation