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Table 5 Rotated DBS factor matrix for girls (n = 403)

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 0.34 0.72*
2. Dentists don’t have enough time 0.29 0.79*
3. No clear explanations 0.20 0.62*
4. Dentists don’t really listen 0.56* 0.52
5. Do what they want, no matter what 0.57* 0.39
6. Make me feel guilty 0.58* 0.10
7. Not sure to believe what dentist says 0.62* 0.35
8. Say things to try and fool me 0.85* 0.25
9. Don’t take my worries seriously 0.81* 0.30
10. Dentists make light of my fears 0.59* 0.49
11. Worry if dentists are technically competent 0.34 0.20
12. Don’t think the dentist will stop if it hurts 0.29 0.24
13. Don’t feel I can stop for a rest 0.25 0.17
14. Don’t feel comfortable asking questions −0.02 0.33
15. Hearing news keeps me avoiding treatment 0.34 0.12
Eigen value 8.3 1.2
% of explained variance 55.5 8.2
Cumulative % 55.5 63.7
  1. * The highest loading (above 0.4) for each item is formatted in bold