This study was supported by the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, Grants AA 06324 and AA 09026.
Measurement of Alcohol Use and Misuse in a Cohort of Students Followed from Grade 6 Through Grade 12
Version of Record online: 11 APR 2006
Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research
Volume 18, Issue 3, pages 726–733, June 1994
How to Cite
Shope, J. T., Copeland, L. A. and Dielman, T.E. (1994), Measurement of Alcohol Use and Misuse in a Cohort of Students Followed from Grade 6 Through Grade 12. Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research, 18: 726–733. doi: 10.1111/j.1530-0277.1994.tb00938.x
- Issue online: 11 APR 2006
- Version of Record online: 11 APR 2006
- Received for publication March 17,1993; accepted November 16, 1993
- Alcohol Use;
- Alcohol Misuse;
- Longitudinal Cohort
In following a cohort of students from grade 6 through grade 12 for the purpose of evaluating an Alcohol Misuse Prevention Study curriculum, a substudy of the measurement of alcohol use and misuse was conducted. The 6-year follow-up of young people over time afforded a good opportunity to assess the adequacy of the initially chosen measures to 1) provide data with statistically desirable properties, and 2) be sensitive to and representative of the wide range of alcohol use and misuse patterns among adolescents as they mature. Revised measures of alcohol use and misuse were developed from the data responding to the same questionnaire items that had been used throughout the study. The revised measures demonstrated good psychometric properties and may be useful in other studies.