Electronic Theses and Dissertations



Document Type


Degree Name

Doctor of Philosophy


Counselor Education and Supervision

Committee Chair

Steven West

Committee Member

Leigh Harrell-Williams

Committee Member

Donna Menke

Committee Member

Michelle Brasfield


Alcohol use on college campuses is an issue of public health. Sixty percent of college students consume alcohol on a monthly basis. Identifying students risk of alcohol related problems is compounded when working with academically at-risk students. Students with disabilities (SWD) are considered an at-risk group and make up 11% of student population on college campuses. The College Alcohol Problems Scale (CAPS) is widely used on college campuses and has shown versatility with African American students, deaf and hard of hearing students, and Spanish speaking students. The purpose of this study was to determine if the two-factor model of CAPS applied to college SWDs. Additionally, the study examined the sensitivity, specificity, positive and negative predictive values, and likelihood ratios at two potential cut-off scores of the CAPS. Following the initial Confirmatory Factor Analysis (CFA), items of similar constructs were correlated and a second CFA was completed. The correlated model demonstrated acceptable fit for college SWDs. However, the CAPS demonstrated poor diagnostic accuracy and overall utility for SWDs.


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