ERIC Number: EJ1078082
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Mar
Abstractor: As Provided
Predictive Models of Alcohol Use Based on Attitudes and Individual Values
Del Castillo Rodríguez, José A. García; López-Sánchez, Carmen; Soler, M. Carmen Quiles; Del Castillo-López, Álvaro García; Pertusa, Mónica Gázquez; Campos, Juan Carlos Marzo; Inglés, Cándido J.
Journal of Drug Education, v43 n1 p19-31 Mar 2013
Two predictive models are developed in this article: the first is designed to predict people' attitudes to alcoholic drinks, while the second sets out to predict the use of alcohol in relation to selected individual values. University students (N = 1,500) were recruited through stratified sampling based on sex and academic discipline. The questionnaire used obtained information on participants' alcohol use, attitudes and personal values. The results show that the attitudes model correctly classifies 76.3% of cases. Likewise, the model for level of alcohol use correctly classifies 82% of cases. According to our results, we can conclude that there are a series of individual values that influence drinking and attitudes to alcohol use, which therefore provides us with a potentially powerful instrument for developing preventive intervention programs.
Descriptors: Drinking, Models, Attitudes, Values, College Students, Questionnaires, Prediction, Foreign Countries, Regression (Statistics), Risk
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Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Identifiers - Location: Spain