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dc.contributor.author Bravo, Adrian J.
dc.contributor.author Pearson, Matthew R.
dc.contributor.author Pilatti, Angelina
dc.contributor.author Read, Jennifer
dc.contributor.author Mezquita, Laura
dc.contributor.author Ibáñez, Manuel I.
dc.contributor.author Ortet, Generós
dc.date.available 2019-02-07T18:37:11Z
dc.date.issued 2017-11
dc.identifier.citation Bravo, Adrian J.; Pearson, Matthew R.; Pilatti, Angelina; Read, Jennifer; Mezquita, Laura; et al.; Cross-cultural examination of college drinking culture in Spain, Argentina, and USA: Measurement invariance testing of the College Life Alcohol Salience Scale; Elsevier Ireland; Drug And Alcohol Dependence; 180; 11-2017; 349-355
dc.identifier.issn 0376-8716
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/11336/69683
dc.description.abstract Objective: Perceptions about what is ?normal? drinking in college, measured by the CollegeLife Alcohol Salience Scale (CLASS; 15 items), have been robustly associated with elevatedlevels of problematic alcohol use, yet the role of these beliefs has not been studied outside theU.S. The present work examined measurement invariance of the CLASS across sex, drinkerstatus, and in individuals of three different countries (i.e., U.S., Argentina, Spain). Additionalgoals were to evaluate differences on the CLASS (i.e., latent mean differences) as a function ofsex, drinker status and country and to compare construct validity (i.e., correlations with alcoholvariables) across sex and different countries. Method: A large sample of 1,841 college studentsenrolled in universities from U.S., Spain and Argentina completed, via an online survey, abattery of instruments that assess college alcohol beliefs, drinking motives, alcohol consumptionand alcohol-related negative consequences. Results: We found that a shortened 12-item versionof the CLASS to be invariant across sex and drinker status, but only metric invariance was foundacross countries. As expected, men and drinkers showed significantly higher scores on theCLASS than women and non-drinkers, respectively. Bivariate correlations between CLASSscores and drinking outcomes strongly supported criterion-related validity of this measure acrossmultiple countries and sex with differing strengths in relationships with alcohol-relatedconstructs. Conclusions: Taken together, perceptions of the centrality of alcohol to the collegeexperience appear to be an important target for college student alcohol interventions acrossvarious cultures and countries, especially for male college student drinkers.
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dc.language.iso eng
dc.publisher Elsevier Ireland
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dc.rights Atribución-NoComercial-CompartirIgual 2.5 Argentina (CC BY-NC-SA 2.5 AR)
dc.rights.uri https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/2.5/ar/
dc.subject ALCOHOL USE
dc.subject COLLEGE ALCOHOL BELIEFS
dc.subject COLLEGE STUDENTS
dc.subject CROSS-CULTURAL
dc.subject MEASUREMENT INVARIANCE
dc.subject SEX DIFFERENCES
dc.subject.classification Psicología
dc.subject.classification Psicología
dc.subject.classification CIENCIAS SOCIALES
dc.title Cross-cultural examination of college drinking culture in Spain, Argentina, and USA: Measurement invariance testing of the College Life Alcohol Salience Scale
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/article
dc.type info:ar-repo/semantics/artículo
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/publishedVersion
dc.date.updated 2019-01-14T17:46:09Z
dc.journal.volume 180
dc.journal.pagination 349-355
dc.journal.pais Irlanda
dc.journal.ciudad Shannon
dc.description.fil Fil: Bravo, Adrian J.. University of New Mexico; Estados Unidos
dc.description.fil Fil: Pearson, Matthew R.. University of New Mexico; Estados Unidos
dc.description.fil Fil: Pilatti, Angelina. Consejo Nacional de Investigaciones Científicas y Técnicas. Centro Científico Tecnológico Conicet - Córdoba. Centro de Investigaciones y Estudio sobre Cultura y Sociedad. Centro de Investigaciones de la Facultad de Psicología - Grupo Vinculado CIPSI; Argentina
dc.description.fil Fil: Read, Jennifer. University Buffalo; Estados Unidos
dc.description.fil Fil: Mezquita, Laura. Universitat Jaume I; España
dc.description.fil Fil: Ibáñez, Manuel I.. Universitat Jaume I; España. Instituto de Salud Carlos III; España
dc.description.fil Fil: Ortet, Generós. Instituto de Salud Carlos III; España. Universitat Jaume I; España
dc.journal.title Drug And Alcohol Dependence
dc.relation.alternativeid info:eu-repo/semantics/altIdentifier/url/https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0376871617304477
dc.relation.alternativeid info:eu-repo/semantics/altIdentifier/doi/http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.drugalcdep.2017.08.016
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