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Table 3 Factor loadings, item–subscale, and item–total correlations of the Sexual Compulsivity Scale (n = 1325)

From: Sexual compulsivity and its relationship with condomless sex among unmarried female migrant workers in Shanghai, China: a cross-sectional study

Items Factor loadings Corrected correlation coefficients
Factor 1 Factor 2 Item-total Item-subscale
Factor 1 (Social Disruptiveness)
 1. My sexual appetite has gotten in the way of my relationships 0.82 0.12 0.54 0.65
 2. My sexual thoughts and behaviors are causing problems in my life 0.82 0.23 0.64 0.73
 3. My desires to have sex have disrupted my daily life 0.81 0.36 0.74 0.79
 4. I sometimes fail to meet my commitments and responsibilities because of my sexual behaviors 0.77 0.33 0.67 0.71
Factor 2 (Perceived Self-Control)
 5. I sometimes get so horny I could lose control 0.34 0.63 0.61 0.59
 6. I find myself thinking about sex while at work 0.25 0.69 0.60 0.62
 7. I feel that sexual thoughts and feelings are stronger than I am 0.11 0.76 0.55 0.61
 8. I have to struggle to control my sexual thoughts and behaviors 0.31 0.67 0.62 0.62
 9. I think about sex more than I would like to 0.17 0.77 0.61 0.65
 10. It has been difficult for me to find sex partners who desire having sex as much as I want to 0.23 0.73 0.61 0.64