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Table 1 Item content and results of the 2nd-order confirmatory factor analysis of the Adolescent Stress Questionnaire (ASQ): standardized factor loadings of manifest variables and latent factors

From: Reliability and validity of the Adolescent Stress Questionnaire in a sample of European adolescents - the HELENA study

  Standardized factor loadings
ASQ scales with items Manifest variables Latent factors
Home life   .86
   Disagreements between you and your father .51  
   Not being taken seriously by your parents .51  
   Little or no control over your life .44  
   Abiding by petty rules at home .54  
   Disagreements between your parents .68  
   Arguments at home .69  
   Disagreements between you and your mother .66  
   Lack of trusts from adults .74  
   Parents expecting too much from you .67  
   Parents hassling you about the way you look .60  
   Living at home .51  
   Lack of understanding by your parents .77  
School performance .81
   Having to study things you do not understand .58  
   Teachers expecting too much from you .55  
   Keeping up with schoolwork .56  
   Difficulty with some subjects .64  
   Having to concentrate too long during school hours .63  
   Having to study things you are not interested in .59  
   Pressure of study .70  
School attendance .62
   Getting up early in the morning to go to school .36  
   Compulsory school attendance .78  
   Going to school .84  
Romantic relationships .70
   Being ignored or rejected by the person you want to go out with .50  
   Making the relationship with your boy/girl-friend work .71  
   Not having enough time for your boy/girl-friend .74  
   Getting along with your boy/girl-friend .57  
   Breaking up with your boy/girl-friend .61  
Peer pressure   .85
   Being hassled for not fitting in .57  
   Being judged by your friends .67  
   Changes in your physical appearance with growing up .63  
   Pressure to fit in with peers .68  
   Satisfaction with how you look .56  
   Peers hassling you about the way you look .61  
   Disagreements between you and your peers .59  
Teacher interaction .92
   Disagreements between you and your teachers .56  
   Not getting enough timely feedback on schoolwork .54  
   Teachers hassling you about the way you look .59  
   Abiding by petty rules at school .59  
   Not being listened to by teachers .68  
   Lack of respect from teachers .65  
   Getting along with your teachers .53  
Future uncertainty .73
   Concern about your future .63  
   Putting pressure on yourself to meet your future goals .59  
   Having to make decisions about future work or education .71  
School/leisure conflict .75
   Not having enough time for fun .74  
   Not getting enough time for leisure .78  
   Having too much homework .60  
   Not enough time for activities outside of school hours .71  
   Lack of freedom .62  
Financial pressure .75
   Pressure to make more money .47  
   Not enough money to buy the things you want .77  
   Having to take on new responsibilities with growing older .60  
   Not enough money to buy the things you need .78  
Emerging adult responsibility .85
   Employers expecting too much from you .50  
   Having to take on new responsibilities with growing older .57  
   Work interfering with school and social activities .60