i just need to clarify...

i extracted 3 factors from a factor analysis which are distinct from each other (ie. they are supposed to measure different 'things'). fo example, factor 1 is about 'personal consciousness' amd factor 2 is about 'public consciousness'. although the intention was to get them to be looking at 'separate' issues,

1) i wonder if at the end of the day, i could just see if there is a relationship between factor 1 and factor 2 to the "overall question", would it be linear regression or just simple correlations will do?

2) So, in spss, am i correct to do this => lets say 3 survey likert-items (qn, a,b,c) loaded on factor 1, and 4 items loaded on factor 2. Do i total the score of the 3 items in factor 1 and also total the 4 items on factor 2 ie. create 2 new columns (of variables) on the spss to check for correlations?

OR, can i just 'insert' the responses of qn a,b,c,(factor 1) straight into the linear regression/correlation for analysis?