Alcohol Abstinence Self-Efficacy Scale (AASE)

The Alcohol Abstinence Self-Efficacy Scale (AASE) is a 20- or 40-item questionnaire that measures an individual’s self-confidence about his or her ability to avoid drinking.


Each item is scored on a scale from 1 to 5 about how confident the participant is they will not drink alcohol:

1 = Not at all confident

2 = Not very confident

3 = Moderately confident

4 = Very confident

5 = Extremely confident



AASE Questionnaire 20-item

R Scoring Syntax file 20-item

AASE Questionnaire 40-item

R Scoring Syntax file 40-item


DiClemente, C. C., Carbonari, J. P., Montgomery, R. P., & Hughes, S. O. (1994). The alcohol abstinence self-efficacy scale. Journal of studies on alcohol, 55(2), 141-148.

McKiernan, P., Cloud, R., Patterson, D. A., Golder, S., & Besel, K. (2011). Development of a brief abstinence self-efficacy measure. Journal of social work practice in the addictions, 11(3), 245-253.