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ERIC Number: EJ825260
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 11
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-1087-3244
Development of a Drug Use Resistance Self-Efficacy (DURSE) Scale
Carpenter, Carrie M.; Howard, Donna
American Journal of Health Behavior, v33 n2 p147-157 Mar-Apr 2009
Objectives: To develop and evaluate psychometric properties of a new instrument, the drug use resistance self-efficacy (DURSE) scale, designed for young adolescents. Methods: Scale construction occurred in 3 phases: (1) initial development, (2) pilot testing of preliminary items, and (3) final scale administration among a sample of seventh graders (n = 223) to examine psychometric properties. Results: DURSE items appeared to tap a unique dimension of resistance self-efficacy. Initial psychometric properties of the scale were satisfactory. Conclusions: The DURSE scale may offer an opportunity to measure important, as yet untapped, constructs related to adolescents' abilities to refuse substance use in social contexts.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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