Latent variable models of alcohol-related constructs

UNCG Author/Contributor (non-UNCG co-authors, if there are any, appear on document)
Jeremy W. Bray, Professor and Department Head (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
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Abstract: This study examines the improvement in validity coefficients and structural relationships derived from formally modeling latent variables of adverse alcohol-related constructs. Results of a confirmatory factor analysis of responses from 8, 755 participants in the 1988 National Household Survey of Drug Abuse support a three-factor model of alcohol abuse, dependence, and adverse consequences. A comparison of construct inter-correlations shows latent variables to be superior to measurement approaches using unweighted sums, quantity × frequency calculation, and single-item measurement.

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Journal of Substance Abuse
Language: English
Date: 1996
validity coefficients, structural relationships, latent variables, alcohol-related constructs

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