ERIC Number: ED212678
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1981-Apr-31
Reference Count: N/A
Psychometric Properties of the "Drug and Alcohol Survey".
Moskowitz, Joel M.; And Others
Results obtained from scaling the "Drug and Alcohol Survey" (DAS), a questionnaire that assesses the drug involvement of secondary school students are documented. The scales are evaluated in terms of their psychometric properties, their compatability with a change model, and their utility as outcome measures of substance abuse prevention programs. Scales were formed across substances for different variables in the model. This approach generated scales that measured each of the following variables in the model: (1) perceived peer attitudes toward drugs; (2) perceived peer use of drugs; (3) attitudes toward drug use; (4) drug use intentions; (5) lifetime use; and (6) current use. These "variable-specific" scales conformed more closely than substance-specific scales to the change model as well as to the outcome analysis plans. Confirmatory factor analysis procedures were followed. Results are outlined in numerous tables. (Author/GK)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. on Drug Abuse (DHHS/PHS), Rockville, MD.
Authoring Institution: Pacific Inst. for Research and Evaluation, Napa, CA.