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Loadings from a principal components analysis over seven rating scales averaged across individuals (VARIMAX rotated solution).

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posted on 15.09.2014 by Christian E. H. Beaudrie, Terre Satterfield, Milind Kandlikar, Barbara H. Harthorn

* Items are reverse coded to facilitate comparison.

Notes: Loadings exceeding 0.4 are in boldface.

For each novelty question, the following Likert scale was used: 1 – Strongly Disagree, 2 – Disagree, 3 – Agree, 4 – Strongly Agree.

1

Nano-scale materials promise benefits for society that are not possible with bulk (non nano-scale) materials.

2

Nano-scale materials possess novel properties that are not expressed in their corresponding bulk forms.

3

The novel properties of nano-scale materials cannot be anticipated by knowing the properties of the same material in its bulk form.

4

Nano-scale materials pose risks for society that are not present with bulk (non nano-scale) materials.

5

The health and environmental risks from nano-scale materials are not well known to scientists.

6

The existing methods for assessing health and environmental risks from bulk materials are not suitable for determining risks from nano-scale materials.

7

There is more uncertainty about the risks from nano-scale materials than the risks from bulk forms.

Loadings from a principal components analysis over seven rating scales averaged across individuals (VARIMAX rotated solution).

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