Negative Alcohol Expectancy Questionnaire (NAE)

The Negative Alcohol Expectancy Questionnaire (NAE) is a 60 item measure used to measure negative alcohol expectancies in subjects as representing the motivation to inhibit drinking.

ITEM CODING

The NAE consists of 60 items that are rated on a 5-point Likert scale as follows:

Highly Unlikely Unlikely Possible Likely Highly Likely
1 2 3 4 5

SCALES

The NAE yields 3 primary scales and one total. 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.

SCALE NAME (ABBR.) ITEM LOADINGS
Same day 1-21
Next day 22-39
Continued drinking 40-60

RESOURCE FILES

Questionnaire

R Scoring Syntax file

SPSS Scoring Syntax file

REFERENCES

Jones, B.T. & McMahon, J. (1994). Negative alcohol expectancy predicts post-treatment abstinence survivorship: the whether, when and why of relapse to a first drink. Addiction, 89, 1653-1665.