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Table 4 Factor structure (varimax rotated solution) and reliability of physical environment scale (N = 196)

From: Validity and reliability of a self-report instrument to assess social support and physical environmental correlates of physical activity in adolescents

Factors / Items h 2 Convenience Public recreation facilities Safety Private sport providers
In the area I live in, shops and businesses can be reached on foot. 0.73 0.85 0.02 0.00 0.13
From where I live, the bus and tram stops can be reached on foot. 0.77 0.87 0.10 0.02 −0.05
In the area I live in, there are sports facilities that are always accessible (e.g. soccer fields). 0.70 −0.06 0.78 0.21 0.21
In the area I live in, there are playgrounds. 0.79 0.18 0.87 −0.02 −0.03
How safe are the public leisure time facilities in the area you live in (in terms of problems with crime)? 0.74 −0.05 −0.05 0.86 −0.01
For walking and riding a bicycle, the area I live in is … “not very nice at all” to “very nice at all” 0.49 0.10 0.32 0.62 0.03
In the area I live in, there are sports clubs. 0.77 −0.04 0.08 0.32 0.81
In the area I live in, there are commercial sport providers (e.g. fitness clubs). 0.75 0.13 0.09 −0.32 0.79
Variance explained (Overall variance explained =71.8%)   19.2% 18.7% 17.1% 16.9%
Rotated eigenvalues   1.53 1.49 1.37 1.35
Internal Consistency (Cronbach’s alpha)   0.64 0.61 0.42 0.48
Test-retest reliability (Intra-Class Coefficients)   0.71 0.74 0.59 0.65
  1. Note: h2 = communality; trend of eigenvalues: 1.99; 1.50; 1.24; 1.00; 0.74; 0.55; 0.53; 0.41.