ERIC Number: EJ1216889
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2019-Apr
Abstractor: As Provided
Assessment of the Psychometric Properties of the Alcohol-Related Protective Behavioral Strategies Scale (PBSS)
Moylett, Sinéad; Regan, Daniel; Walsh, Chloe; MacNeela, Pádraig; Hughes, Brian M.
Journal of Alcohol and Drug Education, v63 n1 p70-88 Apr 2019
The aim was to examine the theoretical constructs and psychometric structure of the Protective Behavioural Strategies Scale (PBSS). Exploratory and confirmatory factor analysis (EFA, CFA) were conducted on data from two studies. Only data from registered university students (18-25 years) were included. EFA supported a two-factor solution for the PBSS accounting for 43.07% of the variance, with Stopping/Limiting Drinking (SLD) and Manner of Drinking (MOD) retained as factors. Item loadings were dissimilar to those in the original scale. CFA was completed to test the replicability and reliability of the model. Alpha coefficients ranged from poor (0.58) to acceptable (0.72). Results raise concerns about the psychometric structure of the PBS scale and future research should consider cultural and age differences.
Descriptors: Drinking, Measures (Individuals), Likert Scales, Psychometrics, Alcohol Abuse, Student Behavior, Health Behavior, Intervention, College Students, Test Validity, Test Reliability, Factor Structure, Factor Analysis
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