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Table 5 Orthogonal Factor Structure and Items Loading ≥ 0.50 on Each Factor

From: The epidemiology of college alcohol and gambling policies

Variable Factor Loading % Variance Explained
Factor 1 – School policy and the law   4.83
Does the school alcohol policy defer in full to local law? .88  
Factor 2 – Prohibition policies   5.43
Does the policy state that alcohol is prohibited for students <21? .85  
Does the policy state that alcohol is restricted on-campus for students ≥ 21? .76  
Factor 3 – Policies for legal-aged drinkers   6.65
Is alcohol is allowed at sanctioned on-campus events for students ≥ 21? .75  
Is alcohol prohibited off-campus for students ≥ 21? .74  
Factor 4 – Limits and restrictions – on-campus   9.13
Does the policy state whether the school offers alcohol-free campus housing? .77  
Does the policy address alcohol container restrictions on campus? .74  
Does the policy address alcohol quantity limits (i.e., total alcohol available) at on-campus sanctioned events? .57  
Factor 5 – Events policies   7.20
Are there attendance restrictions for off-campus sanctioned events? .81  
Are there attendance restrictions for on-campus sanctioned events? .78  
Are there restrictions on off-campus alcohol use for students ≥ 21? .56  
Factor 6 – Limits and restrictions – off-campus   13.50
Is there policy on alcohol quantity limits (i.e., total alcohol available) at off-campus sanctioned events? .81  
Is there policy on alcohol container restrictions off-campus? .79  
Is there policy that permits students a leave of absence to participate in a recovery program? .50  
Factor 7 – Recovery recognition policies   20.59
Is there policy on students who enter alcohol recovery while attending? .90  
Is there policy on students who are in alcohol recovery upon entry? .88  
Is there policy on students who have an alcohol problem upon entry? .87  
Is there policy on students who develop an alcohol problem after entry? .79  
Is there policy that permits students in an alcohol recovery program to live in a dormitory on campus? .73  
Factor 8 – Recovery facilitation   5.03
Does the campus makes referrals to an off-campus recovery program for students with alcohol use disorders? .74  
Does the campus operate a recovery program for students with alcohol use disorders? .73  
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