versão impressa ISSN 1413-8271
AMARAL, Alexandra Castilhos Gomes e SALDANHA, Ana Alayde Werba. Psychometrics parameters of the Inventory of Expectations and Personal Beliefs About Alcohol for adolescents. PsicoUSF [online]. 2009, vol.14, n.2, pp. 167-176. ISSN 1413-8271.
This study aimed at verifying the psychometric parameters of the Inventory of Personal Expectations and Beliefs About Alcohol - IECPA for the population of adolescents and investigate risk factors for the use of alcohol in adolescence. The sample comprised 600 adolescents aged from 14 to 19 years, students from public and private schools of Rio Grande do Sul and Paraíba. It was applied: socio-demographic questionnaire, Questionnaire of aspects related to the consumption of alcohol and the inventory of personal beliefs and expectations about alcohol. The results indicate the adequacy of IECPA for the adolescent population, gathering enough empirical evidence about its factor structure and internal consistency. It was found that the positive expectations about the effects of alcohol are associated with greater alcohol consumption, while religion may be associated with factors of protection.
Palavras-chave : Adolescents; Alcohol; Expectations.