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Table 2 Results of confirmatory factor analyses (standardized item loadings), interfactor correlations and internal consistencies

From: Measuring drinking motives in undergraduates: an exploration of the Drinking Motives Questionnaire-Revised in Swedish students

 DMQ-R DMQ-R SFDMQ-R SF*
How often do you drinkEnSoCoCfEnSoCoCFEnSoCoCf
Enhancement
 1. because you like the feeling?.82   .85   .79   
 5. because it’s exciting?.80           
 9. to get high?.78   .82   .77   
 13. because it gives you a pleasant feeling?.81           
 17. because it’s fun?.85   .82   .88   
Social
 4. because it helps you enjoy a party? .88   .92   .88  
 8. to be sociable? .57          
12. because it makes social gatherings more fun? .78   .79   .77  
 16. because it improves parties and celebrations? .92   .91   .94  
 20. to celebrate a special occasion with friends? .59          
Coping
 2. to forget your worries?  .81         
 6. because it helps you when you feel depressed or nervous?  .89   .84   .92 
 10. to cheer up when you’re in a bad mood?  .80   .80   .82 
 14. because you feel more self-confident or sure of yourself?  .42         
 18. to forget about your problems?  .92   .88   .88 
Conformity
 3. because your friends pressure you to drink?   .64        
 7. so that others won’t kid you about not drinking?   .64        
 11. … to fit in with a group you like?   .81   .89   .84
 15. to be liked?   .74   .79   .79
 19. so you won’t feel left out?   .74   .91   .70
 Correlations with the factor social.69 .39.13.78 .45.35.67 .25.12
 Correlations with the factor coping.43.39 .23.49.45 .37.32.25 .18
 Correlations with the factor conformity.10.13.23 .23.35.37 .05.12.18 
 Internal consistency (Cronbach’s alpha).89.82.85.84.84.88.88.86.83.87.91.82
  1. Factor loadings are standardized item loadings. Factor loadings and correlations are significant at p < .001. Enhancement = En, Social = So, Coping = Co, Conformity = Cf. Items in DMQ-R SF in bold. DMQ-R SF* = as a subset of items from the DMQ-R (the same sample who used the original DMQ-R)