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Table 3 Item loadings from the Varimax rotation principal components factor analysis on the 24 musical descriptor ratings

From: Contextualized music listening: playlists and the Mehrabian and Russell model

Item Factor
1 2
Loud 0.82  
Invigorating 0.81  
Attention-Grabbing 0.81  
Strong Rhythm 0.79  
Can dance vigorously to it 0.79  
Exciting/Festive 0.77  
Relaxing/Peaceful -0.64  
Quiet -0.74  
Sophisticated/Classy   0.75
Natural/Fresh   0.71
Sensual   0.64
Beautiful   0.64
Lilting   0.63
Exotic   0.61
Inspiring/Majestic   0.59
Romantic   0.56
Strong Ethnic Roots   0.52
Moody   
Sad   
Expresses profound emotions   
Happy   
Nostalgic   
Sentimental   
Familiar   
Rotation Sums of Squared Loadings 5.61 4.57
% of Variance 23.38 19.06
  1. Note. Loadings < .47 are suppressed.