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Table 2 Completely standardised factor loadings

From: Construct validity and reliability of the physical activity parenting questionnaire for children (PAP-C)

Item Time 1
Structure for activity Loading z SE
1. Mum doesn’t always encourage Tipsu to do physical activity or sports versus Mum always encourages Tapsu to do physical activity or sports. 0.673 20.44 0.033
2. Mum is always willing to help Tipsu in every way when it comes to physical activity and sports versus Mum isn’t always willing to help Tapsu in every way when it comes to physical activity and sports. (Reverse code) 0.697 21.31 0.033
3. Dad doesn’t always encourage Tipsu to do physical activity or sports versus Dad always encourages Tapsu to do physical activity or sports. 0.699 21.82 0.032
4. Dad is always willing to help Tipsu in every way when it comes to physical activity and sports versus Dad isn’t always willing to help Tapsu in every way when it comes to physical activity and sports. (Reverse code) 0.784 28.02 0.028
17. Tipsu thinks dad is physically active often (for example, dad goes for walks, goes to the gym, or plays ball games) versus Tapsu thinks dad is not physically active often. (Reverse code) 0.622 17.09 0.036
18. Tipsu isn’t often physically active with mum and dad versus Tapsu is often physically active with mum and dad. 0.668 20.02 0.033
19. Parents often drive Tipsu to physical activities or sports practice versus Parents don’t often drive Tapsu to physical activities or sports practice. (Reverse code) 0.342 6.27 0.053
20. Tipsu is not physically active with mum versus Tapsu is physically active with mum (for example, walks, cycles or does sports). 0.629 17.21 0.037
21. Tipsu is physically active with dad (for example, walks, cycles or does sports) versus Tapsu is not physically active with dad. (Reverse code) 0.645 18.44 0.035
22. Tipsu thinks mum is not physically active often versus Tapsu thinks mum is often physically active (for example, mum goes for walks, goes to the gym, or does sports). 0.529 12.48 0.042
Autonomy support    
5. Dad often decides the style and way that Tipsu should do physical activity (for example, he might say: ‘Not like that, like this!’) versus Tapsu decides the style and way that Tapsu is physically active. 0.679 16.17 0.042
6. Tipsu gets to decide how long Tipsu will be physically active for versus Dad decides how long Tapsu has to do physical activity for (says things like: ‘Keep going, don’t stop!’). (Reverse code) 0.679 16.17 0.042
7. Dad gives Tipsu strong advice and often does so while Tipsu is physically active (says things like: ‘Go hard, hard!’, ‘Focus!’, ‘Not like that!’) versus Dad rarely gives Tapsu strong advice while Tapsu is physically active. a    
8. Tipsu decides the style and way that Tipsu is physically active versus Mum often decides the style and way that Tapsu should do physical activity (for example, he might say: ‘Not like that, like this!’). (Reverse code) 0.661 15.41 0.043
9. Mum decides how long Tipsu has to do physical activity for (says things like: ‘Keep going, don’t stop!’) versus Tapsu gets to decide how long Tipsu will be physically active for. 0.777 20.03 0.039
10. Mum rarely gives Tipsu strong advice while Tipsu is physically active versus Mum gives Tapsu strong advice and often does so while Tapsu is physically active (says things like: ‘Go hard, hard!’, ‘Focus!’, ‘Not like that!’). (Reverse code) a    
Involvement    
11. Dad sometimes ignores it if Tipsu gets tired while being physically active versus Dad always notices it if Tapsu gets tired while being physically active (asks, for example, ‘Can you keep going?’). 0.620 16.63 0.037
12. Dad always listens carefully to what Tipsu has to say about being physically active versus Dad doesn’t always listen carefully to what Tapsu has to say about being physically active. (Reverse code) 0.714 22.06 0.032
13. Dad doesn’t always consider what kind of physical activity Tipsu would or wouldn’t like to do versus Dad always considers what kind of physical activity Tapsu would or wouldn’t like to do. 0.738 24.94 0.030
14. Mum always notices it if Tipsu gets tired while being physically active (asks, for example, ‘Can you keep going?’) vs. Mum sometimes ignores it if Tipsu gets tired while being physically active. (Reverse code) 0.703 21.31 0.033
15. Mum doesn’t always listen carefully to what Tipsu has to say about being physically active versus Mum always listens carefully to what Tapsu has to say about being physically active. 0.735 21.46 0.034
16. Mum always considers what kind of physical activity Tipsu would or wouldn’t like to do versus Mum doesn’t always consider what kind of physical activity Tapsu would or wouldn’t like to do. (Reverse code) 0.759 25.09 0.030
  1. aFit statistics (Loading, z and SE) for the removed items [7] and [10] were in the 22 items model as follows: 0.604, 13.649, 0.044 and 0.604, 13.649, 0.044, respectively
  2. Notes on administering the questionnaire: Items are numbered to indicate presentation order in the PAP-C. The factor headings (Structure for activity, Autonomy support, Involvement) should not be used when administering the questionnaire
  3. Response anchors (put a cross on the box underneath Tipsu / Tapsu): 1–Just like me, 2–A bit like me, 3–A bit like me, 4–Just like me
  4. Instruction to child: If you haven’t got a mum or dad, put a cross on the symbol in the upper left corner of the item that considers this parent and leave the box underneath Tipsu and Tapsu empty