An examination of college students' receptiveness to alcohol-related information and advice

Matthew M. Leahy, Ernest N. Jouriles, Scott T. Walters

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Abstract

This project examined the reliability and validity of a newly developed measure of college students' receptiveness to alcohol-related information and advice. Participants were 116 college students who reported having consumed alcohol at some point in their lifetime. Participants completed a measure of receptiveness to alcohol-related information and advice at two time points, spaced 1 month apart. Participants also completed measures of general receptiveness to advice, alcohol consumption, and readiness to change. The measure of receptiveness to alcohol-related information and advice was internally consistent and reliable over a 1-month period. Receptiveness was negatively associated with student alcohol consumption, even after controlling for readiness to change. This measure of college students' receptiveness to alcohol-related information and advice about their drinking seems to be reliable and correlates with students' alcohol consumption.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)649-653
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of College Student Development
Volume54
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2013

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