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Saturday, May 17, 2008

Drinking Motives and College Students: Further Examination of a Four-Factor Model
Journal of Counseling Psychology Volume 55, Issue 2, April 2008, Pages 289-295

The purposes of this study were to examine the reliability and validity of a 4-factor model of the Drinking Motives Measure and to assess year in school and ethnic differences on different types of motives.

Data were collected on 441 volunteer college students. Results indicated that fit indices for the 4-factor model were acceptable; fit indices were also better for the 4-factor model than they were for alternative models.

Freshman students and students of color had higher scores on the Conformity motives subscale than senior and White students did, respectively.

Additionally, differences in the correlation between Conformity motives and alcohol use existed based on year in school, such that the relationship was significantly smaller for freshmen than it was for other students

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