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Table 3 Factor analysis of the Meanings of Anorexia Nervosa Questionnaire (MANQ)

From: A factor analysis of the meanings of anorexia nervosa: intrapsychic, relational, and avoidant dimensions and their clinical correlates

  Factor 1
Intrapsychic
Factor 2
Relational
Factor 3
Avoidance
Identity 0.512 0.326 0.395
Stability and safety 0.675 0.330 0.294
Self-control 0.789 0.239 0.027
Power and control 0.793 0.318 −0.060
Way to feel beautiful 0.707 0.140 0.169
Illness denial 0.654 −0.456 0.181
Way to be valued and recognized 0.520 0.632 0.270
Way to obtain affection and attention 0.359 0.833 0.070
Way to communicate 0.264 0.736 0.249
Avoidance of negative emotions 0.172 0.069 0.893
Avoidance of negative experiences 0.084 0.331 0.808
Way to die 0.009 0.363 0.240
  1. Loadings >0.4 are bolded