Validation of French and German versions of a Perceived Neighborhood Social Cohesion Questionnaire among young Swiss males, and its relationship with substance use.

TitleValidation of French and German versions of a Perceived Neighborhood Social Cohesion Questionnaire among young Swiss males, and its relationship with substance use.
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2016
AuthorsDupuis, M, Studer, J, Henchoz, Y, Deline, S, Baggio, S, N'goran, A, Mohler-Kuo, M, Gmel, G
JournalJ Health Psychol
Volume21
Issue2
Pagination171-182
Date Published2014 Mar 6
DOI10.1177/1359105314524010
ISSN1461-7277
Abstract

This study main purpose was the validation of both French and German versions of a Perceived Neighborhood Social Cohesion Questionnaire. The sample group comprised 5065 Swiss men from the "Cohort Study on Substance Use Risk Factors." Multigroup Confirmatory factor analysis showed that a three-factor model fits the data well, which substantiates the generalizability of Perceived Neighborhood Social Cohesion Questionnaire factor structure, regardless of the language. The Perceived Neighborhood Social Cohesion Questionnaire demonstrated excellent homogeneity (α = 95) and split-half reliability (r = .96). The Perceived Neighborhood Social Cohesion Questionnaire was sensitive to community size and participants' financial situation, confirming that it also measures real social conditions. Finally, weak but frequent correlations between Perceived Neighborhood Social Cohesion Questionnaire and alcohol, cigarette, and cannabis dependence were measured.

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Alternate JournalJ Health Psychol
Citation Key / SERVAL ID5624
PubMed ID24607925

                         

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