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Table 7 Factor analysis after rotation (sorted by size) for the after-school physical environmental/policy 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
  Weather Access to facilities/equipment Safety Access to space Time commitments Financial barriers School bag
When it is too hot, it stops me from playing actively after school. 0.69       
When it is raining, it stops me from playing actively after school. 0.68       
When it is raining, it stops me from walking, riding, skating or riding a scooter to and from places after school. 0.68       
When it is too hot, it stops me from walking, riding, skating or riding a scooter to and from places after school. 0.67       
When it is too hot, it stops me from doing an organised sport or activity after school. 0.57       
When it is raining, it stops me from doing an organised sport or activity after school. 0.55       
It is easy to get to an organised sport or activity after school.   0.67      
There are playgrounds or parks near my house where I can be active after school.   0.59      
I don’t have to travel far to play with my friends after school.   0.58      
There are sport or recreation centres that I can go to after school.   0.55      
I have the right equipment to do my chosen organised sport or activity after school.   0.51      
I live too far away to walk, ride, skate or scooter to and from places after school.   0.48      
I have the right equipment (e.g. a bike lock, helmet or bike) to ride a bike after school.   0.46      
The roads are safe in my neighbourhood after school.    0.74     
There is heavy traffic in the streets where I live.    0.71     
There are dangerous objects in my yard, such as rusty scrap metal.    0.59     
It is safe to play actively in my yard after school.    0.55     
My yard is too small for me to be active after school.     0.79    
I play actively in my yard after school because I have a lot of lawn.     0.72    
There is somewhere at home where I can play actively after school.     0.60    
Homework stops me from doing an organised sport or activity after school.      0.77   
Homework stops me from playing actively at home or in the neighbourhood after school.      0.70   
We do not have enough cars to drive to and from places where I can be active after school.       0.78  
Petrol costs too much to drive to and from places where I can be active after school.       0.76  
It costs too much money to do an organised sport or activity after school.       0.64  
My school bag(s) is too heavy for me to walk, ride, skate or scooter home after school.        0.60
I don’t walk, ride, skate or scooter home from school when I have too many bags to carry.        0.59
Eigenvalue 2.85 2.74 2.08 2.02 2.02 1.98 0.56
% variance explained 9.8 9.5 7.2 7.0 7.0 6.8 5.4
Cronbach alpha a 0.75 0.69 0.63 0.60 0.61 0.64 0.54
Total % variance explained        52.6
Total subscale Cronbach alpha a        0.78
  1. Notes: Extraction method: Principal Component Analysis; Rotation Method: Varimax with Kaiser Normalisation; a An acceptable Cronbach alpha is ≥0.6 [8, 57].