Psychology, Interamerican
Model for measuring teenagers' alcohol consumption intent
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alcohol consumption
planned action theory
risk behavior
sustainable measurement

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Vera Noriega, J. A., Quintana, J. T., Valdés Cuervo, Ángel A., Ortega, L. E. M., & Martínez, E. A. C. (2015). Model for measuring teenagers’ alcohol consumption intent. Revista Interamericana De Psicología/Interamerican Journal of Psychology, 48(3).


The objective of this study is to evaluate the empiric sustainability of a measurement model for the intent and risk of alcohol consumption among teenagers with a reduced number of items. A non-probabilistic sample of 838 public high school students was studied for this research. An exploratory factor analysis was carried out using the maximum likelihood method of extraction and the Oblimin rotation. The evidence of data adequacy shows a rate of KMO .90 and a meaningful Bartlett's test of sphericity (X2=4774.8, p=.000), which holds the adequacy and reliability of .90 with Cronbach's alpha. The empiric validity of the model is established (X2=35.4, gl=26, p=104; CMIN/gl= 1.36; CFI=.998; NFI= .993; GFI=.991; AGFI=.985; RMSEA=.028) by structural equations as a corroborative method. The proposed method holds the appropriate parameters for a sustainable manner of assessing the intent of alcohol consumption in teenagers.
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