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Table 1 Characteristics of Items, the total scale and six-factor solution based on exploratory factor analysis of the EAT-26 in Sample 1

From: Assessing the factor structure and measurement invariance of the eating attitude test (EAT-26) across language and BMI in young Arab women

Item # Item Name Mean SD Corrected Item-total Correlationa Factor (λ)
1 2 3 4 5 6 δ
1 Terrified 3.43 1.83 .597 .704 −.024 .041 −.045 .062 −.061 .472
2 Hungry 2.02 1.21 .420 .194 .088 −.039 .070 .403 .067 .667
3 Preoccupy 2.68 1.38 .342 .121 −.062 .619 .021 −.053 −.050 .551
4 Binges 2.10 1.38 .441 .135 .025 .584 .034 .026 −.038 .551
5 Cutfood 2.51 1.48 .436 .231 .087 .193 −.016 .187 .126 .759
6 Awarecal 2.88 1.60 .493 .269 .371 .005 .093 −.066 −.018 .602
7 Avoidcarb 2.17 1.31 .517 .045 .498 −.045 .035 .357 −.044 .500
8 Eatmore 2.72 1.70 .023 −.053 −.106 −.018 .014 .116 .693 .517
9 Vomit 1.46 0.96 .312 −.061 .010 .017 .798 −.025 .031 .383
10 Guilty 2.59 1.60 .666 .568 −.072 .229 .118 .151 −.068 .394
11 Thinner 2.92 1.74 .692 .781 −.036 .016 .072 .059 −.023 .327
12 Burncal 3.48 1.81 .644 .689 .154 −.064 .020 −.034 −.071 .422
13 Toothin 3.03 1.77 .202 −.123 −.086 −.062 .031 −.122 .602 .563
14 Fatbody 2.69 1.65 .623 .537 −.005 .274 .030 .063 −.085 .468
15 Longeat 2.71 1.65 .131 −.014 .107 .160 .001 −.018 .236 .899
16 Avoidsug 2.33 1.34 .394 −.037 .569 −.074 .018 .182 −.011 .621
17 Dietfood 2.27 1.25 .567 .081 .669 −.012 .098 .059 −.069 .435
18 Controlf 2.63 1.56 .500 .227 .130 .440 .070 −.068 .087 .592
19 Control 3.59 1.53 .074 .165 .253 −.337 −.039 −.072 .206 .759
20 Pressure 2.55 1.49 −.016 .006 −.047 −.011 .070 .063 .684 .521
21 Muchtime 2.32 1.33 .400 .005 .103 .587 .100 −.028 .128 .563
22 Sweets 2.54 1.56 .573 .139 .249 .290 .123 .180 .008 .601
23 Dieting 2.17 1.37 .580 .012 .655 .091 .105 .107 −.169 .457
24 Stomac 2.35 1.40 .426 .188 .104 −.048 .121 .355 .129 .668
25 Vomit1 1.56 1.04 .328 .011 −.033 −.023 .811 −.041 .021 .373
26 Tryfd 3.62 1.55 .230 .027 .384 .070 −.067 −.118 .054 .834
  1. Note. SD = Standard Deviation, λ = factor loading
  2. aCorrelation between the respective item and the EAT-26 total sum score without including the respective item