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Table 1 The two-factor structure of the revised Life Orientation Scale in principal component analysis with varimax rotation and Kaiser normalization

From: Pessimism and the risk for coronary heart disease among middle-aged and older Finnish men and women: a ten-year follow-up study

  Optimism Pessimism
In uncertain times, I usually expect the best. 0.717 −0.129
If something can go wrong for me, it will. 0.060 0.778
I am always optimistic about the future. 0.764 0.081
I hardly ever expect things to go my way. −0.004 0.838
I rarely count on good things happening to me. 0.112 0.812
Overall, I expect more good things to happen to me than bad. 0.667 0.247