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Reliability and Validity of the Alcohol Consequences Expectations Scale

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Objectives : To examine the reliability and validity of a new measure of alcohol outcome expectations for college students, the Alcohol Consequences Expectations Scale (ACES).

Methods : College students (N=169) completed the ACES and several other measures.

Results : Results support the existence of 5 internally consistent subscales. Additionally, the ACES is associated with conceptually similar measures and self-reported drinking behavior.

Conclusions : This study supports the reliability of the ACES and its subscales and provides preliminary evidence of construct and criterion-related validity. Pending further investigation, this scale may be used to inform the development of alcohol abuse prevention programs on college campuses.

Keywords: alcohol assessment; alcohol expectations; college students; reliability; validity

Document Type: Research Article


Affiliations: 1 Associate Professor, Rollins School of Public Health of Emory University, Atlanta, GA.

Publication date: September 1, 2009

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