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Table 4 Simplified Chinese DES: structure matrix

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 2: Debriefing was helpful in processing the simulation experience 0.72 0.46 0.14
Item 19: The facilitator provided constructive evaluation of the simulation during debriefing 0.70 0.36 -0.14
Item 20: The facilitator provided adequate guidance during the debriefing 0.70 0.52 -0.13
Item 5: My questions from the simulation were answered by debriefing 0.67 0.26 -0.21
Item 9: Debriefing helped me to analyze my thoughts 0.67 0.44 -0.47
Item 10: The facilitator reinforced aspects of the health care team’s behavior 0.65 0.34 -0.07
Item 15: Debriefing provided a means for me to reflect on my actions during the simulation 0.64 0.41 -0.31
Item 11: The debriefing environment was physically comfortable 0.60 0.49 0.11
Item 1: Debriefing helped me to make connections in my learning 0.60 0.45 -0.53
Item 4: Debriefing helped me to find meaning in the simulation 0.59 0.42 -0.30
Item 8: Debriefing helped me to make connections between theory and real-life situations 0.57 0.31 -0.29
Item 3: Debriefing provided me with a learning opportunity 0.54 0.39 -0.35
Item 18: The facilitator taught the right amount during the debriefing session 0.54 0.77 -0.12
Item 14: The debriefing session facilitator talked the right amount during debriefing 0.38 0.70 -0.28
Item 17: The debriefing session facilitator was an expert in the content area 0.31 0.70 -0.20
Item 16: I had enough time to debrief thoroughly 0.46 0.67 -0.19
Item 6: I became more aware of myself during the debriefing session 0.35 0.64 0.00
Item 13: The facilitator allowed me enough time to verbalize my feelings before commenting 0.38 0.58 -0.68
Item 7: Debriefing helped me to clarify problems 0.41 0.30 -0.68
  1. Extraction method: Principal Component Analysis
  2. Rotation method: Oblimin with Kaiser Normalization