College of Psychology: Faculty Articles

Title

Reliability of Alcohol Abusers Self-Reports of Drinking Behavior

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

1979

Keywords

Adult, Alcohol Drinking, Alcoholism, Middle Aged, Self Disclosure

Publication Title

Behaviour Research and Therapy

ISSN

0005-7967

Volume

17

Issue/No.

2

Abstract

The test-retest reliability of alcohol abusers' self-reports of their daily drinking and daily drinking, alcohol-related incarcerations and their drinking problem history were highly reliable (r = +0.79 to +0.98). Limits on the generalizability of these finclings are discussed ing dispositions for the 360-day period preceding admission to treatment. Results indicated that over a 6-week test-retest interval, outpatient male alcohol abusers' self-reports of their daily drinking, alcohol-related incarcerations and their drinking problem history were highly reliable (r = +0.79 to +0.98). Limits on the generalizability of these finclings are discussed.

DOI

10.1016/0005-7967(79)90025-1

ResearchID/ORCID ID

0000-0001-7705-3993

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