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Table 2 Factor loadings for a single factor. (d) is item from the defeat scale, (e) is item from the entrapment scale

From: Defeat and entrapment: more than meets the eye? Applying network analysis to estimate dimensions of highly correlated constructs

Items of the defeat and entrapment scale Online sample Clinical sample
1. I feel that I have not made it in life (d) 0.72 0.70
2. I feel that I am a successful person. (d) 0.63 0.61
3. I feel defeated by life. (d) 0.80 0.76
4. I feel that I am basically a winner. (d) 0.55 0.63
5. I feel that I have lost my standing in the world. (d) 0.72 0.64
6. I feel that life has treated me like a punch-bag. (d) 0.70 0.67
7. I feel powerless. (d) 0.75 0.83
8. I feel that my confidence has been knocked out of me. (d) 0.76 0.73
9. I feel able to deal with whatever life throws at me. (d) 0.59 0.70
10. I feel that I have sunk to the bottom of the ladder. (d) 0.78 0.75
11. I feel completely knocked out of action. (d) 0.75 0.80
12. I feel that I am one of life’s losers. (d) 0.77 0.79
13. I feel that I have given up. (d) 0.80 0.76
14. I feel down and out. (d) 0.81 0.84
15. I feel that I have lost important battles in life. (d) 0.66 0.71
16. I feel that there is no fight left in me. (d) 0.79 0.76
17. I am in situation I feel trapped in. (e) 0.75 0.64
18. I have a strong desire to escape from things in my life. (e) 0.67 0.63
19. I am in a relationship I can’t get out of. (e) 0.78 0.52
20. I often have the feeling that I would just like to run away. (e) 0.75 0.61
21. I feel powerless to change things. (e) 0.59 0.68
22. I feel trapped by my obligations. (e) 0.80 0.57
23. I can see no way out of my current situation. (e) 0.55 0.66
24. I would like to get away from other more powerful people in my life. (e) 0.78 0.59
25. I have a strong desire to get away and stay away from where I am now. (e) 0.56 0.43
26. I feel trapped by other people. (e) 0.86 0.31
27. I want to get away from myself. (e) 0.80 0.05
28. I feel powerless to change myself. (e) 0.78 0.49
29. I would like to escape from my thoughts and feelings. (e) 0.83 0.33
30. I feel trapped inside myself. (e) 0.79 0.44
31. I would like to get away from who I am and start again. (e) 0.88 0.33
32. I feel I’m in a deep hole I can’t get out of. (e) 0.39 0.42