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ERIC Number: EJ903697
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Sep
Pages: 9
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0744-8481
Collateral Informant Assessment in Alcohol Use Research Involving College Students
Hagman, Brett T.; Cohn, Amy M.; Noel, Nora E.; Clifford, Patrick R.
Journal of American College Health, v59 n2 p82-90 Sep 2010
Objective: This study examined the associations between college students' self-reported alcohol use and corresponding collateral reports and identified factors that influence agreement between both sets of reports. Participants/Methods: Subject-collateral pairs (N = 300) were recruited from undergraduate psychology courses. Results: Data yielded moderate correlations between subject-collateral pairs for all alcohol use measures, whereas discrepancy analyses revealed a tendency for subjects to report greater alcohol use relative to collateral reports. Greater subject-collateral agreement regarding frequency of subject alcohol use was predicted by a greater frequency of shared drinking occasions between the dyads, lower subject self-reported drug use, and lower levels of collateral guessing, whereas greater correspondence for quantity of alcohol consumed was predicted by fewer subject self-reported alcohol-related negative consequences, lower levels of subject self-reported drug use, and lower levels of alcohol ingestion among collaterals. Conclusions: College students appear to provide reasonably accurate self-reports of their alcohol use. (Contains 3 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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