The Young Adult Alcohol Consequences Questionnaire (YAACQ) assesses consequences from drinking with a 67-item measure. Items assess eight domains of consequences, all of which load on a single, higher-order consequences factor. Response options are rated dichotomously (yes/no) to indicate whether that consequence has been experienced in the time period of interest (e.g. past month, past 6 months, past year).
Items are summed for each subscale and a total score. There are no reverse coded items. Higher score = more consequences from drinking.
|SCALE NAME (ABBR.)||DESCRIPTION||ITEM LOADINGS|
|Social/Interpersonal (SOC)||(e.g., “I have become very rude, obnoxious or insulting after drinking”)||1, 14, 22, 28, 42, 45|
|Academic/Occupational (OC)||(e.g., “I have neglected my obligations to family, work, or school because of my drinking”)||2, 11, 20, 36, 52|
|Risky Behavior (RISK)||(e.g., “I have taken foolish risks when I have been drinking”)||4, 9, 17, 24, 32, 38, 40, 61|
|Impaired Control (CON)||(e.g., “I often drank more than I originally had planned.”)||13, 19, 37, 39, 53, 62|
|Poor Self-Care (SELFC)||(e.g., “I have been less physically active because of drinking”)||25, 26, 43, 44, 49, 51, 58, 64|
|Diminished Self-Perception (SELFP)||(e.g., “I have felt badly about myself because of my drinking”)||3, 15, 23, 67|
|Blackout Drinking (BLK)||(e.g., “I have awakened the day after drinking and found that I could not remember a part of the evening before”)||5, 8, 10, 29, 41, 48, 66|
|Physiological Dependence (DEP)||(e.g., “I have felt anxious, agitated, or restless after stopping or cutting down on drinking”)||21, 27, 31, 54|
Read, J. P., Kahler, C. W., Strong, D. R., Colder, C. R. (2006). Development and Preliminary Validation of the Young Adult Alcohol Consequences Questionnaire. Journal of Studies on Alcohol, 67 (1), 169-177.
Read, J. P., Merrill, J. E., Kahler, C. W., & Strong, D. R. (2007). Predicting functional outcomes among college drinkers: Reliability and predictive validity of the Young Adult Alcohol Consequences Questionnaire. Addictive Behaviors, 32(11), 2597-2610.
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