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ERIC Number: EJ862289
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 19
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 47
ISSN: ISSN-1067-828X
Psychometric Properties of a Revised Form of the Drug-Taking Confidence Questionnaire for Use with Adolescents
Ramo, Danielle E.; Myers, Mark G.; Brown, Sandra A.
Journal of Child & Adolescent Substance Abuse, v18 n1 p24-42 2009
Self-efficacy is an important cognitive predictor of substance abuse treatment outcome. Although measures of coping self-efficacy are related to substance use relapse in adults, their properties are not well-known in adolescent populations. The present study examined 223 adolescents while in treatment for substance abuse and comorbid psychiatric disorders. Responses on the Drug-Taking Confidence Questionnaire (DTCQ; Sklar, Annis, & Turner, 1997) were used to construct a 37-item, 5-factor version for use with adolescents. Exploratory and confirmatory factor analysis identified the following factors: (1) negative situations, (2) social/drugs,(3) pleasant emotions, (4) testing personal control, and (5) physical/intimate. Data preliminarily support the construct, concurrent, and predictive validity of the revised instrument. (Contains 4 tables and 1 figure.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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