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Table 6 Factor analysis after rotation (sorted by size) for the after-school sociocultural subscale, rotated component matrix (n = 240)

From: Development and psychometric properties of the Y-PASS questionnaire to assess correlates of lunchtime and after-school physical activity in children

Item Factor
  Social support Parental barriers License to be active Parental rules
My parents help me practise sport after school. 0.77    
My parents play actively with me after school. 0.73    
My family tell me I am doing well at my after-school organised sport or activity. 0.60    
My family always watch me do an organised sport or activity after school. 0.58    
My parents encourage me to play outside after school. 0.56    
My parents encourage me to do an organised sport or activity after school. 0.53    
I do an organised sport or activity with friends after school. 0.49    
I don’t do an organised sport or activity after school because my parents work late.   0.75   
I am not allowed to do an organised sport or activity after school because my parents are scared that I might get hurt.   0.73   
My parents won’t let me do an organised sport or activity because I am already doing too many other activities.   0.61   
My parents are not home after school to supervise my play.   0.47   
My parents won’t let me ride, walk, skate or scooter to and from places after school.    0.78  
I walk, ride, skate or scooter to and from places with friends after school.    0.73  
My parents think it is safe for me to be active in the neighbourhood after school.    0.72  
I play with friends in the neighbourhood after school.    0.58  
If I am going out after school, I always have to be back by a certain time.     0.76
I always have to tell my parents where I am when I go out after school.     0.75
Eigenvalue 3.22 2.47 2.46 1.66
% variance explained 16.1 12.4 12.3 8.3
Cronbach alpha a 0.78 0.63 0.75 0.56
Total % variance explained     49.0
Total subscale Cronbach alpha a     0.75
  1. Notes: Extraction method: Principal Component Analysis; Rotation Method: Varimax with Kaiser Normalisation; aAn acceptable Cronbach alpha is ≥0.6 [8, 57].