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ERIC Number: EJ792370
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Apr
Pages: 7
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 28
ISSN: ISSN-0022-0167
Drinking Motives and College Students: Further Examination of a Four-Factor Model
Martens, Matthew P.; Rocha, Tracey L.; Martin, Jessica L.; Serrao, Holly F.
Journal of Counseling Psychology, v55 n2 p289?295 Apr 2008
The purposes of this study were to examine the reliability and validity of a 4-factor model of the Drinking Motives Measure and to assess year in school and ethnic differences on different types of motives. Data were collected on 441 volunteer college students. Results indicated that fit indices for the 4-factor model were acceptable; fit indices were also better for the 4-factor model than they were for alternative models. Freshman students and students of color had higher scores on the Conformity motives subscale than senior and White students did, respectively. Additionally, differences in the correlation between Conformity motives and alcohol use existed based on year in school, such that the relationship was significantly smaller for freshmen than it was for other students. (Contains 4 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A