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Table 3 Rotated loading matrix * of EFA with 5 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 F4 F5
12 Fights 0.443 0.163 −0.124 0.143 0.007
18 Lies 0.554 −0.038 −0.012 0.080 0.145
22 Steals 0.802 −0.060 −0.189 −0.223 −0.081
23 Adults 0.433 0.229 0.092 −0.203 −0.016
3 Somatic 0.034 0.473 0.095 −0.015 −0.066
6 Solitary 0.025 0.480 −0.108 −0.274 0.063
8 Worries −0.011 0.679 −0.024 −0.022 −0.085
13 Unhappy 0.019 0.778 −0.156 0.034 −0.089
16 Clingy −0.191 0.604 −0.048 0.269 0.238
19 Bullied 0.336 0.475 0.026 −0.195 0.034
24 Fears 0.093 0.402 0.126 0.044 0.052
1 Considerate −0.102 0.016 0.627 −0.103 −0.066
4 Shares −0.069 0.033 0.606 0.003 0.010
7 Obedient 0.138 −0.065 −0.445 0.218 0.277
9 Caring 0.056 0.112 0.802 −0.072 −0.013
11 Good friend 0.082 0.186 −0.752 −0.116 −0.122
14 Popular 0.048 0.165 −0.694 −0.190 0.035
17 Kind to kids −0.043 −0.053 0.835 −0.085 0.116
20 Often volunteers to help 0.133 0.072 0.644 −0.014 −0.211
2 Restless 0.231 0.099 0.104 0.505 0.257
5 Tempers 0.234 0.258 0.021 0.380 0.116
10 Fidgety 0.305 0.069 0.084 0.500 0.271
15 Distractible 0.101 0.162 0.262 −0.180 0.675
21 Thinks before acting 0.017 −0.036 −0.295 0.041 0.548
25 Persistent −0.012 0.019 −0.217 −0.243 0.790
  1. (*) Factor loadings above 0.30 in bold.