ERIC Number: EJ783526
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Mar-6
Validity and Reliability of the Alcohol Expectancy Questionnaire-Adolescent, Brief
Stein, L. A. R.; Katz, Brian; Colby, Suzanne M.; Barnett, Nancy P.; Golembeske, C.; Lebeau-Craven, R.; Monti, P. M.
Journal of Child & Adolescent Substance Abuse, v16 n2 p115-127 Mar 2007
The purpose of this study was to evaluate a brief version of the Alcohol Expectancy Questionnaire-Adolescent (AEQ-A; Brown, Christiansen, & Goldman, 1987). The original AEQ-A was reduced to seven items (called the AEQ-AB). Principal Components Analysis (PCA) was performed and two factors emerged (General Positive Effects and Potential Negative Effects) accounting for 46% of the variance. Internal consistencies are comparable to those of the original AEQ-A (0.50). Scales correlate with criterion variables such as average drinks per week and average number of drinks per heavy drinking day (p less than 0.05). It is concluded that this questionnaire may be useful to clinicians providing brief assessment and intervention. Cross-validation in other samples and other settings is recommended.
Descriptors: Alcohol Abuse, Drinking, Questionnaires, Factor Analysis, Test Validity, Test Reliability, Expectation, Adolescents, Psychometrics
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