Table 1. Standardized factor loadings for the 26-item Eating Attitude Test.
Standardized factor loading(error variances in parentheses)
1-factormodel 3-factormodel 4-factormodel
Dieting
   I enjoy trying new rich foods .02 (1.00) .04 (1.00) .04 (1.00)
   I am terrified about being overweight .61 (.79) .64 (.77) .64 (.77)
   I am aware of the calorie content of foods I eat .45 (.89) .46 (.89) .46 (.89)
   I particularly avoid foods with a high carbohydrate content .35 (.94( .36 (.94) .36 (.93)
   I feel extremely guilty after eating .62 (.78) .62 (.80) .62 (.79)
   I am preoccupied with a desire to be thinner .77 (.64) .79 (.61) .79 (.61)
   I think about burning up calories when I exercise .55 (.84) .57 (.82) .57 (.82)
   I am preoccupied with the thought of having fat on my body .67 (.74) .69 (.73) .69 (.73)
   I avoid foods with sugar in them .29 (.96) .29 (.96) .30 (.96)
   I eat diet foods .52 (.86) .52 (.85) .52 (.85)
   I feel uncomfortable after eating sweets .57 (.82) .57 (.82) .57 (.82)
   I engage in dieting behavior .72 (.69) .72 (.69) .73 (.69)
   I like my stomach to be empty .56 (.83) .55 (.83) .56 (.83)
Oral control
   I avoid eating when I am hungry .35 (.94) .18 (.98) .36 (.94)
   I cut my food into small pieces .10 (.99) .26 (.97) .26 (.97)
   I feel that others would prefer I ate more .27 (.96) .80 (.59) .79 (.62)
Other people think I am too thin .11 (.99) .56 (.83) .58 (.82)
   I take longer than others to eat my meals .07 (.99) .13 (.99) .13 (.99)
   I display self-control around food .12 (.99) .21 (.98) .20 (.98)
   I feel that others pressure me to eat .20 (.98) .60 (.80) .61 (.79)
Food preoccupation
   I find myself preoccupied by food .58 (.81) .70 (.72) .70 (.71)
   I feel that food controls my life .62 (.78) .72 (.69) .72 (.69)
   I give too much time and thought to food .65 (.76) .73 (.69) .74 (.67)
Bulimia
   I have the impulse to vomit after meals .36 (.93) .40 (.92) .88 (.48)
   I have gone on eating binges where I feel that I may not be able to stop .46 (.89) .50 (.87) .50 (.87)
   I vomit after I have eaten .28 (.96) .31 (.95) .66 (.76)