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Table 3 Salience items (complete 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 2 Aboriginal culture) Factor Loading — Factor 1 racial identity Item variance explained by factors one and two
Q2. How important is it for you to know about how Aboriginal people lived in the old days? 0.591   0.356
Q4. How important is it that you to do activities for Aboriginal Week? 0.667   0.383
Q6. How important is it for you to play with Aboriginal kids?   0.743 0.552
Q8. How important is it for you to make Aboriginal foods like damper? 0.751   0.468
Q10. How important is it for you that you’re Aboriginal?   0.446 0.262
Q12. How important is it for you to be the same as other Aboriginal kids?   0.63 0.463
Q14. How important is it for you to know about Aboriginal stories of the Dreaming? 0.551   0.515
Q16. How important is it for you to feel part of the Aboriginal group at school?   0.787 0.488
Q18. How important is it for you to talk Aboriginal words? 0.723   0.462
Q20. How important is it for you that your family tells you about being Aboriginal? 0.396   0.462
Q24. How important is it for you to have Aboriginal people as friends?   0.871 0.678
Q29. How important is it for you to be proud of being Aboriginal?   0.62 0.454