Validity and Reliability of the Brief Scale of Alcohol Dependence (BEDA) on Teenagers

Jesús Tánori Quintana, Gildardo Bautista Hernandez, Jose Angel Vera Noriega, Angel Alberto Valdes Cuervo, Christian Oswaldo Acosta Quiroz, Daniela Hernández Ramos

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The Brief Scale of Alcohol Dependence (BEDA) has shown validity and reliability on previous studies. Despite the frequent use in treatment programs for addictions, there are gaps on its psychometric properties and diagnostic efficiency on the teenage population. This study conducted analysis of construct validity of the Brief Scale of Alcohol Dependence and its relation to attitudes towards an accident prevention program for young people in Sonora. 838 high school students (Cecytes) from Hermosillo participated, including students from second, fourth and sixth semesters. 54% are male, while the rest (46%) are female, with an average age of 16 and a SD of 1, with a minimum age of 15 and a maximum of 19. Results show that the scale meets the statistical criteria that proves its validity and supports its use on the teenage population. Results support the hypothesis of the scale having evidence of validity and reliability, which justifies its use in research and in the creation of indicators of alcohol consumption in young people.
Original languageSpanish (Mexico)
Pages (from-to)36
JournalJournal of Educational and Developmental Psychology
Issue number1
StatePublished - 5 Dec 2016

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