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Table 3 Subscale loadings in the factor analysis with Maximum Likelihood and correlations between factors and psychiatric symptoms

From: A Metacognitive Perspective on Mindfulness: An Empirical Investigation

  Factor 1 Metacognition Factor 2 Mindfulness
MCQ Uncontrollability and danger .823 -.141
FFMQ Nonjudging of inner exp. -.805 -.050
MCQ Need to control thoughts .789 -.055
FFMQ Acting with awareness -.604 .034
MCQ Positive beliefs .510 .175
MCQ Cognitive confidence .480 -.090
FFMQ Observing .257 .652
FFMQ Nonreacting to inner exp. -.161 .625
FFMQ Describing -.263 .485
  Correlations
  Zero-order Partial Zero-order Partial
GAD-7 .72** .35** -.21** .03 ns
PHQ-9 .69** .27** -.27** -.18**
OCI-R .65** .32** -.22** -.08 ns
Metacognition   -.19**  
  1. Note. MCQ Cognitive self-consciousness is not included in the metacognition factor due to side-loading. Partial correlations control for the other symptom measures