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Table 1 Varimax rotated factor solutions of the ADLIB for two samples

From: Psychometric properties of the Adelaide Diagnostic Learning Inventory-Brief (ADLIB)

ItemsSample 1 4th year medical students (n = 129)Sample 2 physiotherapy students (n = 200)
Comp 1Comp 2Comp 3CommunalComp 1Comp 2Comp 3Communal
Distracted Learning (DSL)
 16. Don’t spent enough time studying.84.09− .10.71.81− .14− .05.67
 18. Impossible to keep a regular schedule.83.22.00.73.68.07− .09.48
 1. Spend less time studying than others.80− .02.07.64.73− .30− .10.64
 3. Put off work to end of term.80.03− .01.65.77.10.02.60
 4. More interested in social life than work.77.09− .12.62.57− .04− .10.34
 20. Cope with exams by cramming.62.05− .18.42.72.05− .03.52
 17. No time to look over notes during term time.53.01− .08.29.62.03− .21.43
Anxious/Inefficient Learning (AIL)
 10. Much effort in learning but it doesn’t stick− .21.79− .08.67− .25.77.11.67
 12. Work hard but rarely satisfied with results− .15.77− .07.63− .17.67.10.48
 7. worry About failing exams.11.69.03.49.04.64− .09.42
 2. Concentrate on detail and lose big picture.22.67− .12.52− .05.60.00.36
 11. Worry about coping with course.11.61− .06.39.00.72.06.53
 19. Difficulty fitting facts into a big picture.10.62− .04.40.08.61− .25.44
 15. Trouble organising information.36.57-.16.48.24.67-.15.53
Independent/Deep Learning (IDL)
 14. Visualise situation learnt material might apply− .03.07.74.55− .16− .09.69.52
 6. Play with own ideas about studied material− .07− .13.71.52.10− .15.75.59
 9. Map out new topic for myself.04.06.65.43− .14.11.51.29
 8. Relate new ideas to real-life experience.04− .12.64.42− .06− .10.69.49
 21. Try to work out alternative interpretation of results− .20− .03.63.44− .02− .01.54.29
 5. Try to think of alternative solutions and test them− .09− .10.65.44− .02− .06.63.41
 13. After reading something important, I think about it− .17− .23.60.44− .21.00.59.39
    Total   Total
Percent variance24.315.112.551.820.117.011.048.1