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Table 3 Simplified Chinese DES: pattern matrix a

From: Cross-cultural validation and psychometric testing of the Debriefing Experience Scale (DES): a cross-sectional study

Scale (one item removed) Component
1 2 3
Item 5: My questions from the simulation were answered by debriefing 0.74 -0.15 -0.07
Item 2: Debriefing was helpful in processing the simulation experience 0.72 0.14 0.34
Item 19: The facilitator provided constructive evaluation of the simulation during debriefing 0.71 -0.02 0.03
Item 10: The facilitator reinforced aspects of the health care team’s behavior 0.68 -0.01 0.08
Item 20: The facilitator provided adequate guidance during the debriefing 0.59 0.21 0.05
Item 15: Debriefing provided a means for me to reflect on my actions during the simulation 0.56 0.07 -0.16
Item 9: Debriefing helped me to analyze my thoughts 0.56 0.07 -0.32
Item 8: Debriefing helped me to make connections between theory and real-life situations 0.54 -0.01 -0.16
Item 11: The debriefing environment was physically comfortable 0.52 0.27 0.28
Item 4: Debriefing helped me to find meaning in the simulation 0.49 0.13 -0.16
Item 1: Debriefing helped me to make connections in my learning 0.44 0.13 -0.40
Item 3: Debriefing provided me with a learning opportunity 0.42 0.12 -0.23
Item 17: The debriefing session facilitator was an expert in the content area -0.10 0.74 -0.07
Item 18: The facilitator taught the right amount during the debriefing session 0.19 0.68 0.06
Item 14: The debriefing session facilitator talked the right amount during debriefing -0.02 0.68 -0.14
Item 6: I became more aware of myself during the debriefing session 0.03 0.65 0.14
Item 16: I had enough time to debrief thoroughly 0.13 0.59 -0.04
Item 7: Debriefing helped me to clarify problems 0.24 0.05 -0.61
Item 13: The facilitator allowed me enough time to verbalize my feelings before commenting -0.01 0.46 -0.59
  1. Extraction method: Principal Component Analysis
  2. Rotation method: Oblimin with Kaiser Normalization
  3. a Rotation converged in 10 iterations