Validation of the drinking refusal self-efficacy questionnaire in Arab and Asian samples

AlMarri, Tayyiba S.K., Oei, Tian P.S. and AbRahman, Rosalisa Murni (2009) Validation of the drinking refusal self-efficacy questionnaire in Arab and Asian samples. Addictive Behaviors, 34 9: 776-778. doi:10.1016/j.addbeh.2009.05.009

Author AlMarri, Tayyiba S.K.
Oei, Tian P.S.
AbRahman, Rosalisa Murni
Title Validation of the drinking refusal self-efficacy questionnaire in Arab and Asian samples
Journal name Addictive Behaviors   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0306-4603
Publication date 2009-09-01
Year available 2009
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1016/j.addbeh.2009.05.009
Open Access Status
Volume 34
Issue 9
Start page 776
End page 778
Total pages 3
Place of publication United Kingdom
Publisher Pergamon
Language eng
Subject 2738 Psychiatry and Mental health
3203 Clinical Psychology
3005 Toxicology
2701 Medicine (miscellaneous)
Abstract The influence of an individuals' belief in their ability to resist drinking alcohol has recognised importance in understanding the pattern of drinking behaviours among Caucasian samples. Measures used to investigate this construct, such as the drinking refusal self-efficacy questionnaire-revised (DRSEQ-R; [Oei, T. P. S., Hasking, P. A., & Young, R. M. (2005). Drinking refusal self-efficacy questionnaire-revised (DRSEQ-R): A new factor structure with confirmatory factor analysis. Drug and Alcohol Dependence, 78, 297-307.]) have been widely used and have established psychometric properties. However, the exploration of the utility of this questionnaire with samples of different ethnicity, religion and living in different countries remains scarce. In the current study, Arab Muslim samples living in the United Arab Emirates and Oman (n = 356) and Asian predominately Muslim samples living in Malaysia and Indonesia (n = 256) were used. Exploratory and confirmatory factor analysis demonstrated that the DRSEQ-R has a three factor structure. Internal consistency ranged from α .96 to α .86 and validity was good. This study offers evidence of the utility of this measure with Arab and Asian samples.
Keyword Drinking refusal self-efficacy
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status UQ

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