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Multiple Addictive Behavior Questionnaire - MABQ validation project

Victoria L. Bacon and Theresa A. Coogan

2009

Addictive behavior is a major health problem in the United States (American Psychiatric Association, 2000). Individuals with addictions are at high risk for affective disorders, criminal behavior, ethical misconduct, absenteeism, problematic relationships, and a host of other concerns (Bacon & Russell, 2004). The question of multiple or cross addictions has been a focus in the field of addiction. While there are many tools available to measure one addictive behavior, there are limited assessment tools available to explore the complex construct of multiple addictions. The Multiple Addictive Behaviors Questionnaire (MABQ) was developed to measure both problematic and clinically diagnostic behaviors as well as investigate patterns of addictive behaviors and ascertain any gender differences. The current phase of the project involves testing the revised MABQ with a broader sample of college student-athletes to assist with continuing to understand addictive behaviors amongst this population.

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