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Table 1 Sense of Coherence items and their configural structure

From: Structural validity of the Brazilian version of the Sense of Coherence scale (SOC-13) in oral health research: exploratory and confirmatory factor analysis

Dimension Number Item Options for answers
Meaningfulness Soc01 “Do you have the feeling that you don't really care about what goes on around you?” “Very seldom or never” up until “very often”
Comprehensibility Soc02 "Has it happened in the past that you were surprised by the behaviour of people whom you thought you knew well?” “never happened” up until “always happened”
Manageability soc03 “Has it happened that people whom you counted on disappointed you?” “never happened” up until “always happened”
Meaningfulness Soc04 “Until now your life has had” “No clear goals and propose” up until “Very clear and purpose”
Manageability Soc05 “Do you have the feeling that you're being treated unfairly?” “Very often” up until "Very seldom or never”
Comprehensibility Soc06 “Do you have the feeling that you are in an unfamiliar situation and don't know what to do?” “Very often” up until "Very seldom or never”
Meaningfulness Soc07 “Doing things you do every day is” “A source of pleasure and satisfaction” up until “A source of pain and boredom”
Comprehensibility Soc08 “Do you have very mixed-up feelings and ideas?” “Very often” up until "Very seldom or never”
Comprehensibility Soc09 “Does it happen that you have feelings inside you would rather not feel?” “Very often” up until "Very seldom or never”
Manageability Soc10 “Many people—even those with a strong character—sometimes feel like sad sacks (losers) in certain situations. How often have you felt this way in the past?” “Never” up until “Very often”
Comprehensibility Soc11 “When something happened, have you generally found that” “You overestimated or underestimated its importance” up until “You saw things in the right proportion”
Meaningfulness Soc12 “How often do you have the feeling that there's little meaning in the things you do in your daily life?” “Very often” up until "Very seldom or never”
Manageability Soc13 “How often do you have feelings that you're not sure you can keep under control?” “Very often” up until "Very seldom or never”