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Table 2 Factor structure of the MIBQ items at early pregnancy before week 25 in Group 1

From: Validation and factor analysis of mother-infant bonding questionnaire in pregnant and postpartum women in Japan

MIBQ items Factor 1 Factor 2
8: joyful .819 -.005
1: loving .810 -.030
7: protective .718 .104
4: possessive .517 -.167
3: neutral or felt nothing .300 .180
6: dislike -.068 .688
5: resentful -.010 .682
2: disappointed .181 .299
9: aggressive -.038 .253
  1. Factor loadings ≥ 0.3 are bold
  2. MIBQ Mother-Infant Bonding Questionnaire