College Alcohol Problems Scale - Revised (CAPS-r)

Author of Tool: 

Maddock, Jay.

Key references: 

Maddock, J.E., Laforge, R. G., Rossi, J.S. & O’Hare, T. (2001).  The college alcohol problems scale.  Addictive Behaviors, 26, 385-398.  

Primary use / Purpose: 

CAPS-r is a short, reliable two-factor instrument measuring drinking-related negative consequences

Background: 

The College Alcohol Problems Scale - Revised  (CAPS-r) was developed from the College Alcohol Problems Scale (CAPS). CAPS-r is a short reliable and valid measure of alcohol-related problems is needed to enable low-cost data collection on college campuses across the nation, as well as to facilitate program evaluation and routine epidemiological surveillance and monitoring.

Psychometrics: 

CFA showed that the model fit well across all measures of model fit and the factor structure was invariant across gender. Additional analyses revealed that the scale was internally consistent and externally valid. For further information see:

Maddock, J.E., Laforge, R. G., Rossi, J.S. & O’Hare, T. (2001).  The college alcohol problems scale.  Addictive Behaviors, 26, 385-398.  

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