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Table 4 Rotated DBS factor matrix for all the adolescents (n = 957)

From: Gender differences in adolescents’ perceptions toward dentists using the Japanese version of the dental beliefs survey: a cross-sectional survey

Item Factor 1 Factor 2
1. Dentists don’t like requests 0.41* 0.12
2. Dentists don’t have enough time 0.25 0.23
3. No clear explanations 0.29 0.32
4. Dentists don’t really listen 0.55* 0.20
5. Do what they want, no matter what 0.53* 0.10
6. Make me feel guilty 0.36 0.34
7. Not sure to believe what dentist says 0.60* 0.36
8. Say things to try and fool me 0.75* 0.29
9. Don’t take my worries seriously 0.73* 0.28
10. Dentists make light of my fears 0.62* 0.41
11. Worry if dentists are technically competent 0.31 0.59*
12. Don’t think the dentist will stop if it hurts 0.41 0.77*
13. Don’t feel I can stop for a rest 0.29 0.81*
14. Don’t feel comfortable asking questions −0.02 0.61*
15. Hearing news keeps me avoiding treatment 0.25 0.47*
Eigen value 8.8 1.0
% of explained variance 58.9 6.8
Cumulative % 58.9 65.8
  1. * The highest loading (above 0.4) for each item is formatted in bold