Reliability and factor structure of the alcohol evaluation instrument

Robert McMahon, Robert S. Davidson, Andrea M. Tremaglio

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

4 Citations (Scopus)

Abstract

This study reports on the reliability and factor structure of an instrument called the ALCEVAL (Alcohol Evaluation Instrument). Results of this investigation reveal that the VA inpatient alcoholics in this study reported reliably on a variety of items on this structured self-report inventory. A factor analysis of reliable ALCEVAL items reveals that the instrument taps a variety of rather narrow dimensions pertaining to: onset and duration of drinking problems, family history, employment history, marital and family distress, and education and self-control of drinking behavior. Results of this investigation add to the growing body of research suggesting that the self-reports of alcoholics may be considered reliable particularly when obtained under standardized testing conditions.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1155-1162
Number of pages8
JournalSubstance Use and Misuse
Volume22
Issue number11
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1987

Fingerprint

Alcoholics
Self Report
alcohol
Alcohols
Drinking Behavior
evaluation
alcoholism
Drinking
Statistical Factor Analysis
Inpatients
employment history
Education
Equipment and Supplies
self-control
genealogy
Research
factor analysis
education
Self-Control

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Psychiatry and Mental health
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health
  • Health(social science)
  • Medicine (miscellaneous)

Cite this

Reliability and factor structure of the alcohol evaluation instrument. / McMahon, Robert; Davidson, Robert S.; Tremaglio, Andrea M.

In: Substance Use and Misuse, Vol. 22, No. 11, 01.01.1987, p. 1155-1162.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

McMahon, Robert ; Davidson, Robert S. ; Tremaglio, Andrea M. / Reliability and factor structure of the alcohol evaluation instrument. In: Substance Use and Misuse. 1987 ; Vol. 22, No. 11. pp. 1155-1162.
@article{5d22e6cb3b3e4e9f93751ec9dcc38811,
title = "Reliability and factor structure of the alcohol evaluation instrument",
abstract = "This study reports on the reliability and factor structure of an instrument called the ALCEVAL (Alcohol Evaluation Instrument). Results of this investigation reveal that the VA inpatient alcoholics in this study reported reliably on a variety of items on this structured self-report inventory. A factor analysis of reliable ALCEVAL items reveals that the instrument taps a variety of rather narrow dimensions pertaining to: onset and duration of drinking problems, family history, employment history, marital and family distress, and education and self-control of drinking behavior. Results of this investigation add to the growing body of research suggesting that the self-reports of alcoholics may be considered reliable particularly when obtained under standardized testing conditions.",
author = "Robert McMahon and Davidson, {Robert S.} and Tremaglio, {Andrea M.}",
year = "1987",
month = "1",
day = "1",
doi = "10.3109/10826088709027477",
language = "English",
volume = "22",
pages = "1155--1162",
journal = "Substance Use and Misuse",
issn = "1082-6084",
publisher = "Informa Healthcare",
number = "11",

}

TY - JOUR

T1 - Reliability and factor structure of the alcohol evaluation instrument

AU - McMahon, Robert

AU - Davidson, Robert S.

AU - Tremaglio, Andrea M.

PY - 1987/1/1

Y1 - 1987/1/1

N2 - This study reports on the reliability and factor structure of an instrument called the ALCEVAL (Alcohol Evaluation Instrument). Results of this investigation reveal that the VA inpatient alcoholics in this study reported reliably on a variety of items on this structured self-report inventory. A factor analysis of reliable ALCEVAL items reveals that the instrument taps a variety of rather narrow dimensions pertaining to: onset and duration of drinking problems, family history, employment history, marital and family distress, and education and self-control of drinking behavior. Results of this investigation add to the growing body of research suggesting that the self-reports of alcoholics may be considered reliable particularly when obtained under standardized testing conditions.

AB - This study reports on the reliability and factor structure of an instrument called the ALCEVAL (Alcohol Evaluation Instrument). Results of this investigation reveal that the VA inpatient alcoholics in this study reported reliably on a variety of items on this structured self-report inventory. A factor analysis of reliable ALCEVAL items reveals that the instrument taps a variety of rather narrow dimensions pertaining to: onset and duration of drinking problems, family history, employment history, marital and family distress, and education and self-control of drinking behavior. Results of this investigation add to the growing body of research suggesting that the self-reports of alcoholics may be considered reliable particularly when obtained under standardized testing conditions.

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?scp=84907122789&partnerID=8YFLogxK

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/citedby.url?scp=84907122789&partnerID=8YFLogxK

U2 - 10.3109/10826088709027477

DO - 10.3109/10826088709027477

M3 - Article

C2 - 3429074

AN - SCOPUS:84907122789

VL - 22

SP - 1155

EP - 1162

JO - Substance Use and Misuse

JF - Substance Use and Misuse

SN - 1082-6084

IS - 11

ER -