Skip to main content

Advertisement

Table 6 Rotated DBS factor matrix for boys (n = 554)

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 0.16 0.48*
2. Dentists don’t have enough time 0.29 0.24
3. No clear explanations 0.36 0.30
4. Dentists don’t really listen 0.30 0.49*
5. Do what they want, no matter what 0.26 0.27
6. Make me feel guilty 0.56* 0.18
7. Not sure to believe what dentist says 0.44 0.61*
8. Say things to try and fool me 0.30 0.73*
9. Don’t take my worries seriously 0.32 0.73*
10. Dentists make light of my fears 0.52 0.64*
11. Worry if dentists are technically competent 0.66* 0.29
12. Don’t think the dentist will stop if it hurts 0.71* 0.41
13. Don’t feel I can stop for a rest 0.81* 0.23
14. Don’t feel comfortable asking questions 0.75* 0.20
15. Hearing news keeps me avoiding treatment 0.60* 0.41
Eigen value 9.1 1.0
% of explained variance 60.9 6.4
Cumulative % 60.9 67.3
  1. * The highest loading (above 0.4) for each item is formatted in bold