Confirmatory factor analysis of the quitting time for alcohol questionnaire

Oei, Tian P. S. and Hasking, Penelope (2002) Confirmatory factor analysis of the quitting time for alcohol questionnaire. Addictive Behaviors, 28 8: 1487-1495. doi:10.1016/S0306-4603(02)00268-X


Author Oei, Tian P. S.
Hasking, Penelope
Title Confirmatory factor analysis of the quitting time for alcohol questionnaire
Journal name Addictive Behaviors   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0306-4603
1873-6327
Publication date 2002-01-01
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1016/S0306-4603(02)00268-X
Volume 28
Issue 8
Start page 1487
End page 1495
Total pages 9
Place of publication Oxford, United Kingdom
Publisher Pergamon
Language eng
Subject 320503 Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics
Abstract The Quitting Time for Alcohol Questionnaire (QTAQ) was developed by Oei et al. in 1999 to provide a tool that could assess the reasons why a person would cease drinking in a single episode. While this tool was observed to have good psychometric properties, including reliability and validity, the findings have not been replicated, in particular, confirmatory factor analysis has not been provided. This study, using 300 community drinkers, attempted to address this shortcoming. Confirmatory factor analysis supported Oei et al.'s [Addict. Behav. 24 (1999) 383.] research, indicating that the community sample had a three-factor underlying structure, leading to one total score. The findings show that the QTAQ is a valid and reliable instrument for assessing reasons why people cease drinking in a single session.
Keyword Drinking behaviour
Factor analysis
Alcohol
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status UQ

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
Collections: 2004 Higher Education Research Data Collection
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