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Estudos Interdisciplinares em Psicologia

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FORMIGA, Nilton. The alcohol consumption in university students: Reliability and sensitivity of a scale of measurement. Est. Inter. Psicol. [online]. 2013, vol.4, n.2, pp. 130-147. ISSN 2236-6407.

Alcohol consumption among young people has been not only a key to interpersonal relationships, but also is currently an issue that brings social issues such as economic and health damage. Due to this condition, there have been created and suggested many instruments and also search for revaluation in many of the instruments to test their reliability measure for identifying the issue with alcohol consumption in this group; from countless instruments, the AUDIT has been the most used in studies around the world, which has proved consistent. The present study aims to take measure on the reliability and internal consistency of the AUDIT from different statistical calculations in a sample taken from university students. Two samples of college students, both men and women, from ages 18-40 years old, in the city of João Pessoa -PB, answered the AUDIT and also a socio-demographic data. Performing different statistical calculations, it has been observed psychometric indicators, which revealed reliability and trustworthiness of the AUDIT in the samples tested, thus ensuring the measure on the identification of an alcohol consumption issue in the respondents.

Keywords : alcohol issues; reliability; university students.

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