Drinking Behavior Questionnaire (DBQ)

The Drinking Behavior Questionnaire (DBQ) is a ten-item self report measure looking at an individual’s drinking habits.

ITEM CODING

The DBQ consists of 10 items that are each rated on a different scale, depending on the nature of the question.

SCALES

The DBQ yields 1 primary scale. Description of the scales and item loadings are in the SPSS script linked below No items are reverse scored.

  • may not be varScore compatible

RESOURCE FILES

Questionnaire

SPSS Scoring Syntax File

R Scoring Syntax File

CITATION

Cahalan, D., Cisin, I. H., & Crossley, H. M. (1969). American drinking practices: A national study of drinking behavior and attitudes. Monographs of the Rutgers Center of Alcohol Studies.