Factor structure and invariance test of the alcohol use disorder identification test (AUDIT): Comparison and further validation in a U.S. and Philippines college student sample

Antover P. Tuliao, Bernice Vania N. Landoy, Dennis E. McChargue

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Abstract

The Alcohol Use Disorder Identification Test’s factor structure varies depending on population and culture. Because of this inconsistency, this article examined the factor structure of the test and conducted a factorial invariance test between a U.S. and a Philippines college sample. Confirmatory factor analyses indicated that a three-factor solution outperforms the one- and two-factor solution in both samples. Factorial invariance analyses further supports the confirmatory findings by showing that factor loadings were generally invariant across groups; however, item intercepts show non-invariance. Country differences between factors show that Filipino consumption factor mean scores were significantly lower than their U.S. counterparts.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)127-143
Number of pages17
JournalJournal of Ethnicity in Substance Abuse
Volume15
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 2 2016

Keywords

  • AUDIT
  • Alcohol Abuse
  • College Students
  • Measurement Invariance
  • Psychometrics

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