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Table 4 Latent sub-scores for physicians’ knowledge, attitude, and practices as determined by factor analysis and their sub-scores ( N = 383)

From: Construct validity for the self-reported competency and sub-construct associated characteristics of Romanian physicians in autism spectrum disorder

Factors Latent characteristic of variables involved in the Factor Min Score Max Score Frequency of physicians at sub-scores for each Factor Row % (n)
0 1 2 3 4
Factor1a Knowledge of stigma related to ASD (N = 376) 0 3 26.1 (98) 17.6 (66) 13.3 (50) 43.1 (162) NP*
Factor2 b Knowledge of potential cause(s) of ASD (N = 374) 0 4 15.2 (57) 20.3 (76) 27.5 (103) 20.6 (77) 16.3 (61)
Factor3 c Knowledge of the behavior of children with ASD (N = 375) 0 2 20.3 (76) 37.6 (141) 42.1 (158) NP NP
Factor4 d Misconceptions about ASD (N = 377) 0 2 47.8 (180) 48.0 (181) 4.2 (16) NP NP
Factor5 e Knowledge of educational needs and outcomes related to ASD (N = 379) 0 1 4.7 (18) 94.3 (361) NP NP NP
Total f Total Score based on the 12 questions used in Factor Analysis (N = 371) 1 11 Mean = 6.5 SD* = 2.0 Q1* = 5 Q2* = 6 Q3* = 8
  1. * Standard Deviation (SD), First quartile (Q1), median (Q2), third quartile (Q3)
  2. a Factor 1 sub scores were missing for 7 physicians; b Factor 2 sub scores were missing for 9 physicians; c Factor 3 sub scores were missing for 8 physicians; d Factor 4 sub scores were missing for 6 physicians; e Factor 5 sub scores were missing for 4 physicians; f Total score was missing for 12 physicians; * NP = Not possible due to maximum score limitation