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Addictions: SASSI-3 Face Valid Other Drugs Scale

What are the key findings and assertions from the article? Could you also help me discuss the population, assessment instrument (if applicable), and whether or not you think this is compelling research that would aid you as both a scholar and a practitioner? Also, are there any ethical concerns you might have regarding to the conducted research?
The SASSI-3 Face Valid Other Drugs Scale: A Psychometric Investigation
John M. Laux, Dilani Perera-Diltz, Jennifer B. Smirnoff, Kathleen M. Salyers
Journal of Addictions & Offender Counseling • October 2005 • Volume 26

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Hi,

What are the key findings and assertions from the attached article?

- The reliability produced by Cronbach's alpha was .95 which indicates a high reliability for the SASSI-3's FVOD scale among college students.
- The validity of the SASSI-3's FVOD scale was also shown to be high with a median score of .80.
- Previous research into the efficacy of the SASSI-3 among college students has been typically very minimal despite its popularity in use.
- The data of the current study "our data suggest that the FVOD scale of the SASSI-3 provides reliable and valid estimates of college students' drug use" (Laux, Perera-Diltz, Smirnoff, & Salyers, 2005, p. 19).

Could you also help me discuss the population, assessment instrument (if applicable), and whether or not you think this is compelling research that would aid you as both a scholar and a practitioner?

(All taken from the study directly so if you need to cite it, you can use the citation at the bottom of the post.)

Population:
- The population used was 230 college student enrolled in courses taught in the Health and Human Services College of a large, urban Midwestern university.
- 79% were women, 63% were ...

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A discussion regarding a specific article including the key findings and some detailed information regarding the SASSI-3 Face Valid Other Drugs Scale and its efficacy. 679 words, 1 reference.

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