A DESCRIPTION OF THE LIFE ACTIVITIES INVENTORY AND SCORING PROCEDURES 1980 ANNUAL REPORT: VOLUME VI

This volume of the 1980 Annual Report provides a description of the follow-up interview protocol and questionnaires (collectively called the Life Activities Inventory) that were used to obtain information on client life activities and personality characteristics prior to beginning treatment, and then again at ten and twenty months from the initial (baseline) interview. Factor analytic techniques were applied to a sample of 2,892 initial interview cases in order to combine the questionnaire and interview items into a smaller number of scales reflecting current life status and personality characteristics in different domains. Eight life status scales, five personality scales, and one response bias scale were constructed, all of which showed acceptable internal consistency reliabilities. The life status scales will be used to supplement the direct traffic safety criteria, e.g., DUI recidivism and accident involvement, in the evaluation of program effectiveness. The personality scales will be used primarily as client profile measures to determine their relationship, if any, with treatment outcome. The scales obtained from the CDUI Project's version of the Life Activities Inventory are comparable to those used in the evaluation of the NHTSA's Alcohol Safety Action Projects.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Sacramento County Health Department

    Comp Driving Under Influence Alcohol Offender Treat Dem Proj
    Sacramento, CA  United States  95814

    National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

    Office of Driver and Pedestrian Programs, 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Authors:
    • Holden, C A
    • Reis Jr, R E
  • Publication Date: 1981-8

Media Info

  • Features: Appendices; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 159 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00396149
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
  • Report/Paper Numbers: CDUI-AN-6-80 Final Rpt., HS-806 556
  • Contract Numbers: DOT-HS-6-01414
  • Files: HSL, TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Aug 31 1985 12:00AM