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Table 1 Factor solution choice

From: Developing a clinical teaching quality questionnaire for use in a university osteopathic pre-registration teaching program

Number of factors Extraction Rotation Comment
3 OLS Geomin 12 items with communalities less than 0.6, removing these items would also remove one factor
4 OLS Geomin 9 items with communalities less than 0.6, strong cross-loadings
5 OLS Geomin One item on factor 5, and strong cross-loadings between factors 1 and 4
6 OLS Geomin Single items on factors 5 and 6, factor 6 item cross-loads with factor 1
3 OLS Oblimin Failed to converge
4 OLS Oblimin More than 5 items on each factor, minimal number of cross-loading items, logical items grouping for each factor
5 OLS Oblimin Logical item grouping for each factor
6 OLS Oblimin Failed to converge
  1. OLS – ordinary least squares.