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Development of a Drug Use Resistance Self-efficacy (DURSE) Scale

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Objectives: To develop and evaluate psychometric properties of a new instrument, the drug use resistance self-efficacy (DURSE) scale, designed for young adolescents.

Methods: Scale construction occurred in 3 phases: (1) initial development, (2) pilot testing of preliminary items, and (3) final scale administration among a sample of seventh graders (n223) to exmaine psychometric properties.

Results: DURSE items appeared to tap a unique dimension of resistance self-efficacy. Initial psychometric properties of the scale were satisfactory.

Conclusions: The DURSE scale may offer an opportunity to measure important, as yet untapped, constructs related to adolescents' abilities to refuse substance use in social contexts.
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Keywords: adolescents; drug use; psychometrics; resistance self-efficacy

Document Type: Research Article

Affiliations: 1 Research Scientist, Division of Public Health Practice, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA.

Publication date: 2009-03-01

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