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Predicting functional outcomes among college drinkers: reliability and predictive validity of the Young Adult Alcohol Consequences Questionnaire.
Addict Behav. 2007 Nov; 32(11):2597-610.AB

Abstract

Heavy drinking and associated consequences are widespread among U.S. college students. Recently, Read et al. (Read, J. P., Kahler, C. W., Strong, D., & Colder, C. R. (2006). Development and preliminary validation of the Young Adult Alcohol Consequences Questionnaire. Journal of Studies on Alcohol, 67, 169-178) developed the Young Adult Alcohol Consequences Questionnaire (YAACQ) to assess the broad range of consequences that may result from heavy drinking in the college milieu. In the present study, we sought to add to the psychometric validation of this measure by employing a prospective design to examine the test-retest reliability, concurrent validity, and predictive validity of the YAACQ. We also sought to examine the utility of the YAACQ administered early in the semester in the prediction of functional outcomes later in the semester, including the persistence of heavy drinking, and academic functioning. Ninety-two college students (48 females) completed a self-report assessment battery during the first weeks of the Fall semester, and approximately one week later. Additionally, 64 subjects (37 females) participated at an optional third time point at the end of the semester. Overall, the YAACQ demonstrated strong internal consistency, test-retest reliability, and concurrent and predictive validity. YAACQ scores also were predictive of both drinking frequency, and "binge" drinking frequency. YAACQ total scores at baseline were an early indicator of academic performance later in the semester, with greater number of total consequences experienced being negatively associated with end-of-semester grade point average. Specific YAACQ subscale scores (Impaired Control, Dependence Symptoms, Blackout Drinking) showed unique prediction of persistent drinking and academic outcomes.

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Department of Psychology, State University of New York at Buffalo, Buffalo, NY 14260, USA. JPRead@buffalo.eduNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

17706888

Citation

Read, Jennifer P., et al. "Predicting Functional Outcomes Among College Drinkers: Reliability and Predictive Validity of the Young Adult Alcohol Consequences Questionnaire." Addictive Behaviors, vol. 32, no. 11, 2007, pp. 2597-610.
Read JP, Merrill JE, Kahler CW, et al. Predicting functional outcomes among college drinkers: reliability and predictive validity of the Young Adult Alcohol Consequences Questionnaire. Addict Behav. 2007;32(11):2597-610.
Read, J. P., Merrill, J. E., Kahler, C. W., & Strong, D. R. (2007). Predicting functional outcomes among college drinkers: reliability and predictive validity of the Young Adult Alcohol Consequences Questionnaire. Addictive Behaviors, 32(11), 2597-610.
Read JP, et al. Predicting Functional Outcomes Among College Drinkers: Reliability and Predictive Validity of the Young Adult Alcohol Consequences Questionnaire. Addict Behav. 2007;32(11):2597-610. PubMed PMID: 17706888.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Predicting functional outcomes among college drinkers: reliability and predictive validity of the Young Adult Alcohol Consequences Questionnaire. AU - Read,Jennifer P, AU - Merrill,Jennifer E, AU - Kahler,Christopher W, AU - Strong,David R, Y1 - 2007/06/28/ PY - 2007/04/01/received PY - 2007/06/01/revised PY - 2007/06/22/accepted PY - 2007/8/21/pubmed PY - 2008/4/4/medline PY - 2007/8/21/entrez SP - 2597 EP - 610 JF - Addictive behaviors JO - Addict Behav VL - 32 IS - 11 N2 - Heavy drinking and associated consequences are widespread among U.S. college students. Recently, Read et al. (Read, J. P., Kahler, C. W., Strong, D., & Colder, C. R. (2006). Development and preliminary validation of the Young Adult Alcohol Consequences Questionnaire. Journal of Studies on Alcohol, 67, 169-178) developed the Young Adult Alcohol Consequences Questionnaire (YAACQ) to assess the broad range of consequences that may result from heavy drinking in the college milieu. In the present study, we sought to add to the psychometric validation of this measure by employing a prospective design to examine the test-retest reliability, concurrent validity, and predictive validity of the YAACQ. We also sought to examine the utility of the YAACQ administered early in the semester in the prediction of functional outcomes later in the semester, including the persistence of heavy drinking, and academic functioning. Ninety-two college students (48 females) completed a self-report assessment battery during the first weeks of the Fall semester, and approximately one week later. Additionally, 64 subjects (37 females) participated at an optional third time point at the end of the semester. Overall, the YAACQ demonstrated strong internal consistency, test-retest reliability, and concurrent and predictive validity. YAACQ scores also were predictive of both drinking frequency, and "binge" drinking frequency. YAACQ total scores at baseline were an early indicator of academic performance later in the semester, with greater number of total consequences experienced being negatively associated with end-of-semester grade point average. Specific YAACQ subscale scores (Impaired Control, Dependence Symptoms, Blackout Drinking) showed unique prediction of persistent drinking and academic outcomes. SN - 0306-4603 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/17706888/Predicting_functional_outcomes_among_college_drinkers:_reliability_and_predictive_validity_of_the_Young_Adult_Alcohol_Consequences_Questionnaire_ L2 - https://linkinghub.elsevier.com/retrieve/pii/S0306-4603(07)00192-X DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -