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Table 6 Component matrix of principal component analysis with the varimax rotation method (Kaiser normalization applied)

From: Prevalence of depressive symptoms among schoolchildren in Cyprus: a cross-sectional descriptive correlational study

Items of the CDI scale Component
1 2 3 4 5
Item 1 (sadness) 0.641 0.190   0.195  
Item 2 (pessimism) 0.256 0.526    0.190
Item 3 (self-inefficacy)   0.284   0.482 0.171
Item 4 (anhedonia) 0.175 0.245 0.391   
Item 5 (negative self-concept)   0.174   0.279 0.531
Item 6 (worryingness) 0.625 0.193    
Item 7 (self-acceptance 0.378 0.591    
Item 8 (self-blaming) 0.123 0.467   0.270 0.339
Item 9 (suicidal thinking) 0.263 0.255 0.177 0.128 0.229
Item 10 (tearfulness) 0.577 0.293    
Item 11 (irritability) 0.506 0.396    
Item 12 (socializing) 0.229   0.210   0.002
Item 13 (indecisiveness) 0.125 0.189    
Item 14 (self-image) 0.216 0.670 0.185   −0.139
Item 15 motivation) 0.173    0.663  
Item 16 (sleep) 0.488   0.187 0.330  
Item 17 (tiredness) 0.493 0.208 0.193 −0.136 0.266
Item 18 (appetite) 0.515 −0.137 0.220 0.163  
Item 19 (hypochondriasis) 0.451   0.165   
Item 20 (loneliness) 0.325 0.331 0.547   
Item 21 (school enjoyment) 0.125   0.543 0.235  
Item 22 (friendship)   0.254 0.697   
Item 23 (school performance)    0.244 0.677  
Item 24 (self-esteem)   0.531   0.416  
Item 25 (feeling loved)   0.569 0.380   
Item 26 (submissiveness)      0.825
Item 27 (inter-personal difficulties)    0.607 0.186 0.277
  1. With italics are marked the items grouped in each factor according to the constructors of the scale [35, 36]. Factor loadings lower than 0.10 have not been reported herein