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Table 2 Results of exploratory factor analysis with each item divided into three factors

From: Learning effects of different training models for border molding from the perspective of dental students

   Factor
  Items 1 2 3
5. Did you understand the method for border molding at the buccal side? .957 .029 −.087
7. Did you understand the method for border molding at the lingual side? .953 −.095 .010
4. Did you understand the method for border molding at the retromolar pad? .821 .077 −.053
3. Did you understand how to adjust the custom trays? .649 .113 −.039
9. Did you understand the mobility of mucosa? .643 −.292 .134
1. Did you understand how to use the impression material? .588 .061 −.080
8. Did you understand the image of the denture shapes? .449 .058 .231
2. Did you understand how to use the alcohol torch? .446 .129 .117
19. Is practical training well organized? −.113 .794 −.052
13. Did you understand the instructions of the teacher? .083 .738 −.094
21. Do you value practical training overall? .161 .645 .046
20. Is practical training easily comprehensible? −.004 .606 .106
12. Was the level of practical training appropriate for students? −.059 .538 .140
15. Did you find proper literature and references? .061 −.081 .840
14. Did you prepare for or review practical training? −.027 .032 .785
16. Are you satisfied with what you have learned? −.046 .168 .652
  Interfactor correlation    
   1 .339 .459
   2   .449
   3   
  Percent of variance explained 33.309 13.669 6.813
  Cronbach’s alpha .893 .800 .818
  Mean 3.700 4.390 3.380
  SD .991 .748 1.040
  1. SD standard deviation