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Determining the Efficacy of Choices

Title: Determining the Efficacy of Choices: A Group-Format Multicomponent Alcohol Intervention.
Name(s): Baker, Leigh, author
Prevatt, Frances, professor directing dissertation
Wilke, Dina, university representative
Ebener, Deborah, committee member
Osborn, Debra, committee member
Department of Educational Psychology and Learning Systems, degree granting department
Florida State University, degree granting institution
Type of Resource: text
Genre: Text
Issuance: monographic
Date Issued: 2014
Publisher: Florida State University
Place of Publication: Tallahassee, Florida
Physical Form: computer
online resource
Extent: 1 online resource
Language(s): English
Abstract/Description: The current study aimed to determine the efficacy of a group-format alcohol intervention (CHOICES) combined with personalized online feedback (Echeckup ToGo for Alcohol) in a sample of mandated students. An assessment-only control group was recruited from a research pool of peers. The risk range of both groups was limited to moderate risk for alcohol-related problems (AUDIT range 6-14). Assessments were conducted at baseline and a 3-month follow-up examining binge drinking outcomes (peak BAC and binge drinking frequency), as well as alcohol-related problems. MANOVA results indicated a null treatment effect and lack of a main effect for Condition or Time. Group differences were covaried in the MANOVA analysis including age, gender, year in school, and housing status. Baseline drinking was also covaried due to its significant relationship with binge drinking outcomes. Hierarchical Linear Regression analyses were conducted to examine whether Theory of Planned Behavior variables (Perceived Behavioral Control and Behavioral Intentions) mediated the relationship between the CHOICES intervention and binge drinking behavior outcomes. The mediator model was partially supported in that the mediators were related to the outcomes. However, the lack of a treatment effect prevented full examination of the model. Recommendations for future research are provided.
Identifier: FSU_migr_etd-8937 (IID)
Submitted Note: A Dissertation submitted to the Department of Educational Psychology and Learning Systems in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy.
Degree Awarded: Summer Semester, 2014.
Date of Defense: September 26, 2013.
Keywords: Alcohol Intervention, ASTP, Choices, College Students, Mandated Students, Theory of Planned Behavior
Bibliography Note: Includes bibliographical references.
Advisory Committee: Frances Prevatt, Professor Directing Dissertation; Dina Wilke, University Representative; Deborah Ebener, Committee Member; Debra Osborn, Committee Member.
Subject(s): Educational psychology
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Host Institution: FSU

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Baker, L. (2014). Determining the Efficacy of Choices: A Group-Format Multicomponent Alcohol Intervention. Retrieved from