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Table 1 Factor loadings on Varimax Rotated Solution of Principal Components Analysis (CEBQ, N = 135)

From: The Children's Eating Behaviour Questionnaire: factorial validity and association with Body Mass Index in Dutch children aged 6–7

Food fussiness (Factor 1; 13.2% variance)   Satiety responsiveness (Factor 4; 8.8% variance)  
Scale name and items Loading Scale name and items Loading
   My child refuses new foods at first .83    My child has a big appetite .32
   My chid enjoys tasting new foods .87    My child leaves food on his/her plate at the end of a meal .69
   My child enjoys a wide variety of foods .77    My child gets full before his/her meal is finished .70
   My child is difficult to please with meals(e) .56    My child gets full up easily .65
   My child is interested in tasting food s/he hasn't tasted before .88    My child cannot eat a meal if s/he has had a snack just before .55
   My child decides that s/he doesn't like food, even without tasting it .75   
   Emotional undereating (Factor 5; 8.7% variance)  
Enjoyment of food (Factor 2; 10.5% variance)      My chid eats less when s/he is angry .78
   My child loves food .69    My child eats less when s/he is tired .77
   My child is interested in food .66    My child eats more when s/he is happy .71
   My child is always asking for food(b) .53    My child eats less when s/he is upset .72
   My child enjoys eating .62   
   My child looks forward to mealtimes .56 Desire to drink (Factor 6; 6.3% variance)  
      My child is always asking for a drink .74
Food responsiveness/Emotional overeating (a) (Factor 3; 9.3% variance)      If given the chance, my child would drink continuously throughout the day .83
   My child eats more when worried .43    If given the chance, my child would always be having a drink .81
   My child eats more when annoyed(c) .47   
   If allowed to, my child would eat too much .73 Slowness in eating (Factor 7; 6.0% variance)  
   My child eats more when anxious .61    My child finishes his/her meal very quickly .66
   Given the choice, my child would eat most of the time .65    My child eats slowly .71
   My child eats more when s/he has nothing else to do .67    My child takes more than 30 minutes to finish a meal .51
   Even if my child is full up, s/he finds room to eat his/her favourite food .38    My child eats more and more slowly during the course of a meal(d) .39
   If given the chance, my child would always have food in his/her mouth .72   
  1. (a) FR and EOE loaded onto the same factor in the final solution, so one scale was developed which we propose to name 'overeating' (OE).
  2. (b) The item 'My child is always asking for food' loaded most highly onto the EF factor (.53) than on the FR factor (.05), where the factor originally belongs. Therefore, this item was incorporated in the factor EF.
  3. (c) The item 'My child eats more when annoyed' loaded most highly onto the EUE factor (.55), but on theoretical grounds has provisionally been retained on the EOE scale, which is part of the newly developed factor OE.
  4. (d) The item 'My child eats more and more slowly during the course of a meal' loaded most highly onto the SR factor (.63), but has provisionally been retained on the SE factor, to provide better comparability with the original factor structure of the CEBQ.
  5. (e) The item 'My child is difficult to please with meals' also loaded onto the SR factor (.44).