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Table 2 Rotated loading matrix * of EFA with 3 factors (n = 3,253)

From: Psychometric behaviour of the strengths and difficulties questionnaire (SDQ) in the Spanish national health survey 2006

Item F1 F2 F3
3 Somatic 0.472 0.127 0.006
6 Solitary 0.536 −0.148 −0.101
8 Worries 0.644 0.025 −0.018
13 Unhappy 0.716 −0.093 0.057
19 Bullied 0.619 −0.026 0.126
23 Adults 0.425 0.021 0.107
24 Fears 0.386 0.140 0.189
1 Considerate 0.043 0.633 −0.197
4 Shares 0.020 0.617 −0.016
9 Caring 0.170 0.793 −0.014
11 Good friend 0.246 −0.755 −0.148
14 Popular 0.217 −0.736 −0.092
17 Kind to kids −0.033 0.797 0.010
20 Often volunteers to help 0.167 0.668 −0.103
22 Steals 0.276 −0.292 0.211
2 Restless −0.044 0.138 0.798
5 Tempers 0.166 0.064 0.591
7 Obedient −0.149 −0.470 0.503
10 Fidgety −0.049 0.106 0.850
12 Fights 0.245 −0.134 0.408
15 Distractible 0.146 0.099 0.506
16 Clingy 0.349 0.011 0.384
18 Lies 0.101 −0.082 0.514
21 Thinks before acting −0.132 −0.383 0.518
25 Persistent −0.011 −0.380 0.455
  1. (*) Factor loadings above 0.30 in bold.