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Table 2 Principal components analysis on task and ego orientations for participation in football/tennis

From: Time-use and environmental determinants of dropout from organized youth football and tennis

Construct/item
“I feel/felt successful as a tennis/football player when…”
Task orientation Ego orientation Total
Something I learned makes me want to go and practice more 0.81 0.21  
I learned something that was very fun to do 0.79 0.10  
I learned a new skill by trying very hard 0.78 0.17  
I did my very best 0.77 0.17  
I learned a new skill and it made me want to practice more 0.77 0.24  
I worked really hard 0.74 0.21  
A skill I learned really felt right 0.73 0.32  
I was the best 0.10 0.86  
The others couldn’t do as well as me 0.08 0.86  
I could do better than my teammates 0.25 0.81  
I contributed most to the victory 0.24 0.74  
I was the only one who could do the play or skill 0.40 0.63  
Others messed up and I didn’t 0.22 0.62  
Eigenvalues 6.18 2.11  
Explained variance, % 34.71 29.04  
Explained variance, cumulative % 34.71 63.75  
Cronbach’s alpha (based on standardized items) 0.91 0.88 0.88
Scale mean 3.71 3.122 3.41