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McKay, Michael T and Dempster, Martin (2016) The reliability and factorial validity of the Adolescent Alcohol Involvement Scale in a large sample in the United Kingdom. Journal of Substance Use , 21 , (2) , pp. 177-178.


The assessment of adolescent drinking behavior is a complex task, complicated by variability in drinking patterns, the transitory and developmental nature of the behavior and the reliance (for large scale studies) on self-report questionnaires. The Adolescent Alcohol Involvement Scale (Mayer & Filstead, 1979) is a 14-item screening tool designed to help to identify alcohol misusers or more problematic drinkers. The present study utilized a large sample (n = 4066) adolescents from Northern Ireland. Results of Confirmatory Factor Analyses and reliability estimates revealed that the 14-items share sufficient common variance that scores can be considered to be reliable and that the 14 items can be scored to provide a composite alcohol use score.


Item Type:Article
Date:2016
Page Range:pp. 177-178
Publisher:Informa healthcare
Volume:21
Number:2
EndNote:View
Accession Number:HRB (Available)
Subjects:B Substances > Alcohol
R Research > Data collection method
T Demographic characteristics > Adolescent / youth (teenager / young person)
VA Geographic area > Europe > Northern Ireland

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