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ERIC Number: EJ1022148
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Pages: 8
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1932-5037
Development of an Instrument to Assess Parent-College Child Communication Regarding Alcohol Use Behaviors
Chaney, Beth H.; Cremeens, Jennifer
American Journal of Health Education, v44 n5 p265-272 2013
Background: Past research suggests that parent-child communication can serve as protective factors to reduce alcohol misuse among college-aged children. Purpose: This article presents the methodology used and preliminary findings for developing and validating an instrument to assess parent-college student communication regarding alcohol use. During November 2011, a convenience sample of 208 parents of students attending a large, southeastern university was recruited to participate. Methods: A rigorous process of test development was used to develop and test a 47-item instrument. Exploratory factor analysis (EFA) was used to investigate desired variable measurement of the underlying constructs for selected items. Results: EFA findings revealed that items measured 3 factors, including constructs from social cognitive theory, self-efficacy of parents to communicate with child, and outcome expectations. Moreover, the results support reliability of these items to measure self-efficacy and outcome expectations of parents. Discussion: Preliminary results suggest that the survey has evidence for producing valid and reliable scores. Translation to Practice: Further testing and validating this instrument will provide a mechanism for assessing parent--college child communication as a protective factor for high-risk drinking behaviors among college students.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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