Alcohol Expectancy Inventory (AEI)

The Alcohol Expectancy Inventory (AEI) is a questionnaire to asses how an individual expects to feel when intoxicated.

ITEM CODING

The AEI consists of 24 items that are rated on a 7-point Likert scale as follows:

Never Very rarely Rarely Occasionally Frequently Very frequently Always
0 1 2 3 4 5 6

SCALES

The AEI yields 4 primary scales. Description of the scales and item loadings are listed below. Scale scores are calculated as the sum of respective items. No items are reverse scored.

  • Scoring has not been confirmed, resources hard to find. This is what we have been using in the past.
SCALE NAME (ABBR.) DESCRIPTION ITEM LOADINGS
Positive (AEI POS) 8, 11, 13, 15, 16, 18, 22, 24
Negative (AEI NEG) 2, 5, 6, 7, 10, 12, 14, 17, 19
Aroused (AEI ARO) 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 10, 11, 13, 16
Sedate (AEI SED) 8, 9, 14, 15, 17, 19, 20, 23, 24

RESOURCE FILES

Questionaire

SPSS Scoring Syntax file

R scoring Syntax File

REFERENCES

Rather, B. C., Goldman, M.S., Roehrich, L., & Brannick, M. (1992). Empirical Modeling of an Alcohol Expectancy Memory Network Using Multidimensional Scaling. Journal of Abnormal Psychology,101, 174-183.