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O'Hare, Thomas – Journal of Alcohol and Drug Education, 2005
The current study of 376 college freshman adjudicated the first time for breaking university drinking rules tested the predictive power of four alcohol consumption and problem drinking indices--recent changes in drinking (the Alcohol Change Index: ACI), heavy drinking, binge drinking index, and the Alcohol Use Disorders Identification Test (AUDIT)…
Descriptors: Social Problems, Alcohol Abuse, College Freshmen, Measures (Individuals)
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O'Hare, Thomas – Journal of Alcohol and Drug Education, 2001
Study examined relationships among self-reported stress, drinking related problems (socio-emotional, community-related), and gender, with three distinct drinking contexts (convivial, intimate, negative coping). Results support the relationship between stress and excessive drinking across all three contexts, but also show stress and self-reported…
Descriptors: Alcohol Abuse, Coping, Drinking, Emotional Problems
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O'Hare, Thomas – Journal of Alcohol and Drug Education, 1998
This study uses 312 college students cited for under-aged drinking to replicate and validate the College Alcohol Problem Scale (CAPS). Findings demonstrate close replication in factor structure and internal consistency ratings. Subscale factors were covalidated with a measure of heavy/peak drinking. Discusses suggestions for utilizing CAPS in…
Descriptors: Alcohol Abuse, College Students, Factor Analysis, Higher Education
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O'Hare, Thomas – Journal of Alcohol and Drug Education, 1998
Data collected over two years from two consecutive samples of young persons who were cited their first time for breaking university drinking rules were examined to covalidate the relationship among risky sexual beliefs and behaviors, and problem drinking. Results indicate a significant relationship among risky sexual beliefs, behaviors, and…
Descriptors: Behavior, College Students, Drinking, Higher Education
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O'Hare, Thomas; Sherrer, Margaret V. – Journal of Alcohol and Drug Education, 1997
Studied the relationship of alcohol expectancies to college drinking domains in 315 college students. Results demonstrate the concurrent validity of the College Alcohol Problem Scale with three subscales of the Alcohol Expectancy Questionnaire and the Drinking Context Scale. Implications for prevention and early intervention are noted. (EMK)
Descriptors: Alcohol Abuse, College Students, Concurrent Validity, Drinking
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O'Hare, Thomas; Cohen, Frances C.; Sherrer, Margaret V. – Journal of Alcohol and Drug Education, 1997
Compares the sensitivity, specificity, and positive predictive value of three measures of excessive drinking. Participants' (N=197) responses indicate that the positive predictive values for the Quantity-Frequency Index (QFI) exceeded those for the binge index. The index produced the highest sensitivity rating, but overestimated the number of…
Descriptors: Alcohol Abuse, College Students, Drinking, Higher Education