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Table 2 Factor structure and internal consistency of the CEBQ (N = 135)

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

  Number of factors with eigenvalue > 1 Percentage of variance Factor 1 Cronbach's alpha Average corrected item-total correlation (range)
Food fussiness 1 70 .91 .75 (.64 – .84)
Enjoyment of food 1 57 .80 .60 (.39 – .67)
Overeating 2 42 .78 .51 (.39 – .64)
   * Food responsiveness 1 52 .72 .54 (.38 – .65)
   * Emotional overeating 1 52 .67 .50 (.39 – .61)
Satiety responsiveness 1 51 .76 .54 (.45 – .66)
Emotional undereating 1 63 .81 .62 (.54 – .72)
Desire to drink 1 67 .75 .59 (.44 – .69)
Slowness in eating 1 59 .76 .56 (.47 – .67)
  1. *The items from two scales (FR and EOE) loaded onto the same factor, which we propose to name 'overeating'; when performing separate PCAs on the factor overeating, the two original factors, FR and EOE, were identified both with an eigenvalue > 1 (stated in italics). In this table, item 12 'My child is always asking for food', originally belonging the FR scale, was removed from this scale and incorporated in the factor EF.