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Table 1 Factor analysis (item loadings assuming three- and one-factor solutions, sorted by the one-factor total solution) and reliability (Cronbach’s alpha, last line) of our data

From: Validation of the Postgraduate Hospital Educational Environment Measure (PHEEM) in a sample of 731 Greek residents

ID Item OF Three-factor solution One-factor solution
A T S Total ≥0.4
35 My clinical teachers have good mentoring skills S    0.82 0.82 0.81
28 My clinical teachers have good teaching skills T   0.79   0.79 0.78
02 My clinical teachers set clear expectations T   0.74   0.73 0.74
06 Ι have good clinical supervision at all times T   0.71   0.71 0.71
23 My clinical teachers are well organized T   0.72   0.71 0.72
27 I have enough learning opportunities for my needs T   0.69   0.69 0.69
15 My clinical teachers are enthusiastic T   0.68   0.68 0.68
21 Access to my needs relevant educational programme T   0.68   0.68 0.68
36 I get a lot of enjoyment out of my present job S    0.69 0.68 0.68
30 Opportunities to acquire my grade practical procedures A 0.68    0.67 0.69
22 I get regular feedback from seniors T   0.67   0.66 0.67
34 Training makes me feel ready SpR/consultant A 0.67    0.66 0.68
29 I feel part of a team working here A 0.66    0.65 0.67
39 My clinical teachers provide me with good feedback T   0.64   0.63 0.66
40 My clinical teachers promote mutual respect A   0.64   0.63 0.69
10 My clinical teachers have good communication skills T   0.61   0.60 0.60
14 There are clear clinical protocols in this post A   0.59   0.59 0.62
03 I have protected educational time in this post T   0.58   0.58 0.61
12 Ι am able to participate actively in educational events T   0.59   0.58 0.59
31 My clinical teachers are accessible T   0.58   0.58 0.58
18 I have the opportunity to provide continuity of care A 0.56    0.56 0.58
33 Senior staff utilize learning opportunities effectively T   0.52   0.53 0.54
04 I had an informative induction programme A 0.52    0.52 0.52
38 Good counselling failing juniors S    0.52 0.52 0.56
37 My teachers encourage me being independent learner T   0.49   0.49 0.49
32 My workload in this job is fine A 0.48    0.47 0.50
19 I have suitable access to careers advice S    0.46 0.45 0.49
24 I feel physically safe within the hospital environment S    0.46 0.45 0.44
05 I have the appropriate level of responsibility in this post A 0.45    0.44 0.45
08 I have to perform inappropriate tasks A 0.36    0.36  
16 I have good collaboration with doctors in my grade S    0.36 0.35  
17 My hours conform to the ECC directives A 0.35    0.35  
20 This hospital has good accommodation when on call S    0.36 0.35  
25 There is a no-blame culture in this post S    0.36 0.35  
01 Ι have a contract providing work hours information A 0.34    0.33  
13 There is sex discrimination in this post S    0.28 0.28  
07 There is racism in this post S    0.27 0.27  
26 There are adequate catering facilities when on call S    0.26 0.25  
09 There is an informative Junior Doctors Handbook A 0.24    0.24  
11 I am bleeped inappropriately A 0.20    0.19  
RMSEAa   0.074    0.090 0.097
Cronbach’s alpha (in parenthesis expected values)   0.815 (0.830) 0.908 (0.839) 0.734 (0.793) 0.933  
  1. Negatively worded items are in italics, reverse scored so that its valence matches the positively worded items. Some items are slightly shortened
  2. OF original factors, A autonomy, T teachers, S social support
  3. aCorresponding 90 % confidence intervals are 0.071–0.076, 0.088–0.093, 0.095–0.099, respectively