Lafayette Instrument Logo
Lafayette Instrument Logo

RELATED CATEGORIES
Computer Psych Assessment > Clinical Test Software

ALCOHOLIC SELECTION PROCEDURE - ATV - 7 YEAR LICENSE

Model 64065

Alcoholic Selection Procedure - ATV - 7 Year License
 
   
 

DETAILS

SYSTEM OVERVIEW

The Schuhfried VTS enables computer-assisted application of a large number of highly diverse psycho-diagnostic tests and measuring procedures. In developing the system much emphasis was placed on transparent structure and largely uniform design. It is therefore simple to operate and easy to understand and does not require any special computer skills.

The VTS basic module is required for administration of any of the available tests.

The Schuhfried VTS supports the administration of both single tests and test batteries. Many of the single tests are available in different test versions. These test versions may differ, for example, in terms of test duration or difficulty or may be parallel forms. They are characterized by different parameters reflecting specific test requirements. They have been designed for administration to a specific population (e.g. psychiatric patients, children, etc.) or for special measuring purposes (e.g. repeated measurements). Test batteries are compiled from the available single tests and test versions.

OVERVIEW

The test ATV is the only questionnaire for sale that assesses the alcohol risk level in a Rasch-homogeneous short form.

APPLICATION

Assessment of "incorrect" attitudes that may lead to alcohol abuse.

Main areas of application: traffic psychology and clinical psychology.

THEORETICAL BACKGROUND

The present test was derived by Bacher (1965) from the American "Manson Evaluation". It encompasses 39 questions altogether that had mainly been translated from the Manson Questionnaire. This test is an instrument not mainly used to assess manifest alcoholism, but to focus in particular on attitudes that may lead to increased alcohol consumption.

ADMINISTRATION

After the instruction phase, the items are presented on the screen one at a time. The respondents can chose between "True" and "False", and have the possibility to correct an item once as well as to skip items. All omitted items are presented one more time at the end of the test. However, the respondents may choose whether or not to respond.

TEST FORMS

There is a long form with 39, and a Rasch-homogeneous short form with 29 items.

SCORING

The following variables are assessed: "Alcohol risk" and "Dissimulation". The results contain a table with raw scores and standard scores for the variables, the working time, and an optional item analysis protocol.

RELIABILITY

The internal consistency of the test was calculated as Cronbach's Alpha. The reliabilities of the test for both variables, "Alcohol risk" and "Dissimulation" vary between r=0.73 and r=0.79 (or r=0.72 and r=0.76 for the short form). The consistency of the assessment of the individual variables is sufficient. Thus the ATV can be considered as a sufficiently precise diagnostic instrument. The variables "Alcohol risk" and "Dissimulation" in both, the long and the short form, correlate to a great extent, i.e. both variables assess the same aspects (Alcohol risk: r=0.97; p=0.000; N=100/ Dissimulation: r=0.99; p=0.000; N=98).

VALIDITY

The test was administered to 345 individuals, split into two groups (Biehl, 1972). One group (N=180) consisted of drivers who had been apprehended on one or more occasions for drink-driving and referred by the authorities for traffic psychological assessment. These individuals cannot be regarded as alcoholics in the clinical sense. The other group (N=165) consisted of drivers who had not committed any drink-driving offences.

The variable Alcohol risk distinguishes between the two groups at a significant level. There is no significant difference between the two groups on the Dissimulation scale; that is, the tendency to lie is the same in both groups.

NORMS

The variables Alcohol risk and Dissimulation were normed. The norms provided are derived from traffic-psychological examinations. The norm sample (N=427) is made up of 361 (84%) men and 66 (16%) women. The sample is subdivided into two age groups; there are significant differences between these two groups.

TESTING TIME

Between 5 and 10 minutes (including instruction phase), depending on test form.

DOWNLOADS

ACCESSORIES

REQUIRED ACCESSORIES

Schuhfried Vienna Test System Image

Schuhfried Vienna Test System
Model 64032

The Schuhfried VTS enables computer-assisted application of a large number of highly diverse psycho-diagnostic tests and measuring procedures.

RELATED PRODUCTS

Alcoholic Selection Procedure - ATV - 50 Administration License Image

Alcoholic Selection Procedure - ATV - 50 Administration License
Model 64065-50

The only questionnaire for sale that assesses the alcohol risk level in a Rasch-homogeneous short form.

CONTACT US

Lafayette Instrument Company
3700 Sagamore Pkwy N
Lafayette, IN 47904

Phone: (765) 423-1505
Fax: (765) 423-4111
info@lafayetteinstrument.com

 

Home | Products | Support | About | Sitemap | Privacy

Copyright © 2009 - 2017 Lafayette Instrument Company. All Rights Reserved.


Top

PRODUCT SEARCH

Use this form to search for products from the Lafayette Instrument Online Family.



CONTACT US

Lafayette Instrument Company
3700 Sagamore Pkwy N
Lafayette, IN 47904

Phone: (765) 423-1505
Fax: (765) 423-4111

info@lafayetteinstrument.com

Copyright © 2009 - 2017 Lafayette Instrument Company. All Rights Reserved.