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Table 2 Knowledge items (restricted item pool, excludes ‘shame’ and ‘laugh’)

From: Development and validation of the Australian Aboriginal racial identity and self-esteem survey for 8–12 year old children (IRISE_C)

Item Factor Loading — Factor 1 Aboriginal culture Factor Loading — Factor 2 racial identity Item variance explained by factors one and two
Q1. How much do you know about how Aboriginal people lived in the old days? 0.544   0.253
Q3. How much do you know about Aboriginal Week activities? 0.398   0.169
Q5. How much do you like playing with Aboriginal kids?   0.652 0.447
Q7. How much have you learned to make Aboriginal foods like damper? 0.739   0.415
Q9. How much do you like being Aboriginal?   0.746 0.464
Q11. How much are you the same as other Aboriginal kids?   0.374 0.234
Q13. How much do you know about Aboriginal stories of the Dreaming (Dreamtime)? 0.547   0.340
Q15. How much do Aboriginal kids make you feel part of their group at school?   0.393 0.340
Q17. How much do you talk Aboriginal words? 0.594   0.375
Q19. How much does your family tell you about being Aboriginal? 0.604   0.431
Q23. How much do you like Aboriginal people as friends?   0.479 0.330
Q28. How much are you proud of being Aboriginal?   0.93 0.737
Q30. How much do Aboriginal kids help each other?   0.339 0.315
Q33. How much do you like the Aboriginal flag?   0.636 0.393
Q35. How much do you go bush with your family? 0.540   0.332
Q37. How much have you eaten Aboriginal foods, like kangaroo? 0.546   0.446
Q39. How much do you know about the dances Aboriginal people did in the old days? 0.700   0.554
Total variance explained (%) 32.3 % 6.3 %  
Cronbach’s alpha 0.835 0.800  
Correlation between factors 1& 2 (knowledge): 0.628