Factor Structure and Psychometrics of the Adolescent Health Risk Behavior Survey Instrument Academic Article uri icon


  • OBJECTIVES: To explore the factor structure and psychometric properties of data collected with the Adolescent Health Risk Behavior Survey (AHRBS) instrument. METHODS: Measures of the AHRBS instrument were tested using statistical analyses to assess validity and reliability of data collected from a sample of 1992 Indiana adolescents. RESULTS: Factor analyses yielded a 13-factor solution with acceptable model fit statistics. Tests of internal consistency reliability for data in instrument scales ranged from 0.455 to 0.916. Measures were consistent across adolescent subdemographic categories. CONCLUSION: The AHRBS instrument is a valuable tool for investigating adolescent drug use.

author list (cited authors)

  • Smith, M. L., McKyer, E., & Larsen, R.

publication date

  • January 1, 2010 11:11 AM