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Construcción y valoración de las propiedades psicométricas del Cuestionario de Contextos de Consumo de Alcohol para Adolescentes (CCCA-A)

Author(s): Angelina Pilatti | Silvina A. Brussino

Journal: Revista Argentina de Ciencias del Comportamiento
ISSN 1852-4206

Volume: 1;
Issue: 1;
Start page: 13;
Date: 2009;
Original page

Keywords: Drinking contexts | development | psychometric assessment | adolescent

A new measure of drinking contexts in adolescents was developed and validated. Phase 1: 212 participants answered three structured open format questions to gather information regarding why, with whom and where adolescents drink alcohol. The pool of items was analyzed by a group of three experts according to the following criteria: item correspondence with two different theoretical models and item semantic correctness. According with the evaluation of the agreement between judges, a set of 47 items was obtained. Phase 2: 275 participants answered the Drinking Contexts Questionnaire –Adolescent form (CCCA-A). Internal structure was analyzed through the use of exploratory factor analysis. A principal component analysis with oblimin rotation (promax) yielded a four factor structure. The measure was found to demonstrate very good internal consistency for the four scales: social facilitation, peer pressure, stress control and parental control. These results indicate that CCCA-A is a valid and reliable measure to assess drinking contexts in Argentinean adolescents.
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