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Table 3 Factor loadings from exploratory factor analysis of environmental and household chaos indicators

From: A mixed methods analysis of environmental and household chaos: considerations for early-childhood obesity research

  

Factor 1:

Factor 2:

Item No.

Item Name

Household Disorganization

Neighborhood Noise

 1

Interior Noise Rating

−0.79

0.16

 13

Cluttered Interior

0.51

−0.31

 15

Commotion

0.84

− 0.04

 16

Interruptions

0.61

− 0.05

 17

Preparedness Rating

0.78

−0.11

 18

Loud Speaking

−0.61

0.09

 14

Crowded with Furniture

−0.40

0.06

 19

Telephone Use

−0.47

0.30

 2

Hear Exterior Noise Inside

0.08

0.75

 3

Rating of Exterior Noise Audible Inside

−0.05

0.84

 5

Exterior Noise Rating

−0.26

0.65

 4

Loud Ambient Sounds

−0.13

0.45

Items not assigned to any factor

 6

Number of Changes to Household Roster

−0.20

0.05

 7

Regular Mealtime Routine

0.23

−0.02

 8

Number of Adults in the Household

0.07

−0.03

 9

Number of Children in the Household

−0.26

−0.06

 10

Caregiver Marital Status Change

−0.31

−0.11

 11

Total Residential Moves

−0.31

0.06

 12

Regular Bedtime Routine

0.34

−0.06

  1. Note: N = 283; Exploratory factor analysis using unweighted least squares and Promax rotation; Inter-factor correlation was 0.13, p = 0.03; Cronbach’s Alpha 0.73 and 0.67 for household disorganization and neighborhood noise, respectively; Items were not assigned to any factor if their primary factor loading was < |0.40| or if they cross-loaded (had a factor loading ≥ |0.32| with another factor)