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Table 3 Direct Oblimin (Δ = 0) Rotated Principal Component Loadings for CBT and MI Quitting Strategies Items

From: Successful and unsuccessful cannabis quitters: Comparing group characteristics and quitting strategies

Variables Component 1
Stimulus Removal
Component 2
Motivation Enhancement
Component 3
(lack of)
Distraction
Component 4
(lack of)
Coping
I avoided people who use cannabis .82 -.24 .13 -.10
I avoided situations where people were likely to be using cannabis .79 -.27 .12 -.16
I removed all the cannabis from my house .72 .26 -.07 .13
I threw out my bong, rollies, or other smoking equipment .64 .14 -.14 -.14
I avoided environments I associate with using cannabis .69 -.07 .18 -.15
I discouraged anyone from using cannabis in my home .56 .10 .02 .09
I thought about the benefits of quitting cannabis -.02 .81 .10 -.11
I thought about the things I don't like about using cannabis -.03 .85 .06 -.09
I thought about the future negative consequences of using cannabis .18 .79 -.01 -.04
I did an activity to distract me .10 .06 -.84 -.01
I did an activity that cannot physically be done at the same time as using cannabis -.01 .04 -.85 -.03
I thought calming thoughts -.03 .10 .15 -.61
I set up a plan for coping with situations in which I might be tempted to use cannabis .13 -.13 .25 -.73
I found other ways to cope with stress and other negative emotions .10 .01 .23 -.77
I found other ways to relax .04 .11 .17 -.70
  1. Following the recommendations of Tabachnick and Fidell [36], pattern matrix loadings are reported. These values are partial correlations between the scale items and the components, after controlling for the variance shared by the other retained components. Loadings > .30 appear in bold.